My wife has had facial and mouth pain and numbness for over two years and it is also painful for her to eat. The maxillofacial clinic referred her to a neurologist who after nearly a years wait she had an appointment with ten days ago. She was very thorough and referred her for an urgent MRI scan that she had yesterday with Inhealth group as an NHS patient. The MRI referral said MRI head with contrast and Trigeminal nerve with contrast.
When she asked how long it would take for the neurologist to get the MRI report back she was told a month. Surely that is excessive? I pointed out that when I went privately for a three part MRI scan of my back and pelvic area my neurosurgeon and I each had the report the next day. That was because you went privately was the response.
Whether NHS or private there should surely not be such a disparity.