I have been waiting for two months for the letter deferring me to my local hospital eye dept. (I need glasses to correct my doublevision). I chased my neurologist up over the phone today.
My Uber-Neurologist's secretary apologised on behalf of the consultant (previously referred to as Dr Somebodyorother) who saw me, explaining that they had a reputation for being "a bit slow."
What a strange thing to admit...
...but actually quite a breath of fresh air.
My case notes are going to be passed onto my neurologist proper (Dr Sh) who should be requesting an appointment be made via my GP.
It all sounds very convoluted but at least things seem to be on the move.