Update: after kicking off at the hospital again, email and calls to PALS, finally the doc in charge woke up and sent out the blood borm and reinstated the previously cancelled telephone appointment. All good then.
Well, not quite. The form arrived Saturday morning so call the GP to get the blood test done. Ahh, no appointments for the next 2 weeks but call back every morning as we get cancellations blah blah blah. Today is the last day to ensure the nurse has the results in 7 days so we drove to Pinderfields to have it done.
So maybe, just ,maybe I'm back on track.