Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU)
What is PIFU?
Patients who regularly receive treatment for a long-term or short-term condition or require a series of follow up appointments after hospital treatment, can now book their own follow-up appointments as and when required.
This is called Ďpatient-initiated follow upí or PIFU for short.
How does PIFU work?
What are the benefits of PIFU?
Who is PIFU for?
When not to use PIFU
If you require urgent medical advice, contact your GP, NHS 111, or your local walk-in centre. In a medical emergency, go to your local Emergency Department (A&E). For all other concerns or if you are feeling unwell, contact your GP. They remain your first point of contact.
What if I have a special needs?
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