Consultants (and all medics) are battling on all fronts.I had to cancel an appointment at the head injury clinic before Xmas because I was too ill to attend, I was surprised on Friday when I received another appointment for 27/01/21, it is with a specialist Doctor and I had to phone to confirm that I would be able to make this appointment, I questioned whether it would be cancelled and told no it is too important to cancel because I am overdue my check up, it seemed strange when cancer patients are being put on hold
Where it is still humanly possible - and assuming you have a decent consultant, cos not all are - they will still be doing their normal work as best as they can under the circumstances.
Really good (and lucky!) that you've managed to get an appointment sorted!
Every hospital and every medical department across the country will be experiencing different pressures in a variety of areas right now.