First scan date - UK?


Hi, I was just wondering if anyone out there in their first trimester is in the U.K., and if so I'm wondering when you are getting your first scan? I have my first midwife appointment next week (my week 8) but have been told there will be blood tests but not a scan and I have to wait for a letter from the hospital to book this in - letter will take approx another two weeks then I'm working out I'll probably be starting my second trimester before I can get an appointment for first scan. Is this the process everyone else is having? This seems much later than I thought it would be.