Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:38
I had 'issues' with my wonky legs a while ago, and I managed to get an NHS referral through my physio.
Basically she said I could go private, pay and be seen in the next week, or she could put in a referral to my docs, who would then pass it through to hospital, but that could take a few months. I opted for the latter and had an appointment through in a couple of weeks.
Am also based not far from Warrington, but over the border in Wales so not sure if that makes a difference.