Easy way round it is to choose a top Consultant from BUPA or AXA private health, pay to see him after a referral from your doctor. Once you have paid him once he is you "consultant" - then you go back to the doctor and say you can no longer afford him and he will refer you to him at his NHS practise! I have the best consultant around Mr Chopada who replies to emails within an hour!
Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).
Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day
Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.