If it was an NHS doctor then I'm vaguely staggered that they even did that. Casting chicken bones, use of leeches and warm milky tea is as far as they normally go.
My suggestion would be go private and 'make a scene' if they don't do it. The English hate it when you 'make a scene' and will agree to anything to get you out of there.
BTW. I'm an Aussie living in England...I have started to envy the dead.