Sorry to hear this mate, I just read an article in the Guardian talking about how loads of people are starting to pay for private health insurance now cause the NHS is impossible at the moment. I wonder how much that costs? My hope is that enough people go to private healthcare, that the strain on the NHS is lifted. It's not ideal, but that's where we are at.
I know my relatives in England have private healthcare, one of their friends arm was in a sling for ten months waiting for corrective surgery. They said if she was on their private healthcare it would have been done within two weeks, if not next day.
I am big fan of the NHS, I know my cousin who lived to be 99 was very proud of the NHS. I hope they figure out a way to make it work, personally I think we need more tele health visits, and they need to expand the care possible to go beyond just Doctors, like in America we have Nurse Practitioners at every CVS in Walgreens throughout the country, you can go there for $80 without insurance, if you are badly ill they can prescribe you what medicine you need, then you move on. This alone alleviates a lot of the pressure off actual Doctors visits. If we expanded this to BA degree level of pharmacists, we could alleviate the strain of wait times even more, cause 90% of people just need a open your mouth and say aaaa situation, and yeah here is your script for $4 antibiotics, and off you go. I also think making medicine say 12-15 quid instead of 9 quid for 30 day script to help gives nurses increased pay.