Evidence has shown that many patients with long-term conditions, or following hospital treatment, do not need regular follow-up appointments with our hospital teams. We believe it is more important to ensure you have timely access to a specialist clinician when you need it most, e.g. during a flare-up of symptoms. Used in conjunction with our digital-first approach, patient initiated follow-up (PIFU) appointments will empower you to access care if and when you need it, helping to keep you safe and saving the inconvenience of attending unnecessary appointments.
For a full list of services currently offering PIFU and for more information, please visit your hospital’s website.