Uk Booking and appointment process?

Hi every one I'm 6 weeks pregnant and so far have referred myself directly to my maternity unit and had breif details taken over the phone am expecting a phone call this week to arrange a booking appointment and at some point get a scan date?
​How has everyone else's booking process gone? I feel there is a big lack of support in early pregnancy, must be due to high risk of miscarriage in first trimester and saving money not seeing is before then? 
​It seems as though the girls in USA get early ultrasound as routine? Am considering an early scan privately to put my mind at rest x