Thanks for all your replies.
I went to see my GP (family doctor) . I said I had tried everything for my acne and I wanted a dermatology referral. He did infer that my acne isn't that bad but seeing that it was persistent (and I was persistent!) he said that he would send a referral. This is through the NHS here in the UK and he says I'll probably not be seen by a dermatologist until March! In the mean time he prescribed by the oral antibiotic Erythromycin which I've never tried before (I've used doxycycline and tetracycline in the past). So far Erythromycin is clearing me up quite well, but I know it'll probably only be a temporary fix. By the time I see a dermatologist I will know how well erythromycin is going to work long term.
You have to wait 5 MONTHS to see a dermatologist? Are you freaking kidding me???
Yeah, that's outrageous. Where I am in Ontario, Canada, it's 2-3 weeks. We also have completely subsidized health care like the UK.
That is better, though here in the U.S. I can see a dermatologist next day most of the time. I have a busy, fluctuating schedule and rarely am able to schedule a doctor's appointment even a few weeks in advance. I mean hell, I scheduled major intensive surgery only a month in advance without a hitch.