Just spent a couple of hours at the mucular-skeletal department at my local hospital following a referral from my GP. There's loads of things that are not right about this country, but it's easy to ignore all the things that are brilliant, and the NHS is one of them.
Quick referral, completely thorough assessment (final diagnosis as yet inconclusive: could be muscular imbalances and associated problems, could be bony impediment, could be osteo-arthritis), initial treatment, exercise programme to go home with, referrals for x-rays and specialist physio treatment.
All provided free, 10 minutes cycle from home, and best of all fantastic staff - happy to talk in detail, answer questions, and be calm, professional, friendly and reassuring.
For those of you who work in the NHS - thanks! You do a great, and all too often undervalued, job.