Doctor refers to A&E. A&E refers me to a chart. Chart refers me to a doctor. Doctor refers me to a physio and a clinic. Physio prods and makes me feel better. Clinic refers me to a consultant. Consultant refers to my X-rays. X-rays and poking refer me to the door.
Say what you want about the NHS. In its own slow, meandering way it works very well. Being bounced around for 4 weeks unable to walk or ride is frustrating. Being told I got away with no long term damage, all for the price of some petrol, by trained medical staff, for free. That is why the NHS works.
Now, time to write about riding bikes again.