My GP sent a request for an ultrasound appointment- specifying that I would need a long lead time on it in order to book time off work. A letter then arrived on the Friday for the following wednesday. Effectively giving me 2 working days notice before having the morning off. I then phoned to rearrange, asking for an appointment first thing in the morning and with enough notice for me to arrange time off work. I heard nothing for 2 weeks then again a letter appeared on the Friday giving me an appointment at 11:40 on the following wednesday (again 2 working days notice) and requiring almost a full day off. So I will be cancelling the appointment and taking my chances, and risk the wrath of my GP. Ridiculous.