Sorry to hear about you and your wife’s experiences. Sadly without “proper” funding and structural overhaul I can’t see anything changing. Not to policitise the thread but I can only see things getting much worse in coming years under a post brexit conservative government. I hear stories like yours on a daily basis and my hear genuinely goes out to patients. My local hospital waiting time to see a consultant dermatologist is now over 1 year and has suspended certain new referrals. I’d be looking to get a private consultation ASAP. May cost a few hundred quid but it’s nothing in the long run. Sure it may not get the surgery any quicker but the psychological effects of discussing with a specialist may be beneficial. Yeah. Agree.