Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU)
What is it?
Patient Initiated Follow up, also known as PIFU allows you to contact clinical teams when you feel you need to get help with your condition or if you have a flare up of symptoms. This means rather than having prearranged or regularly scheduled appointments you can access help when you need it the most.
How Does it Work?
When you are put on to a Patient Initiated Follow up (PIFU) you will be advised by your clinician or you will receive a letter advising you that you have been put on a PIFU pathway.
Below you will be able to find the speciality who you are under the care of and within the specialities are buttons relating to different conditions. Click on the button for your condition to view the 'guide card'. You can also save this to your device so that you can look at it when you need to. On the card, you will find information on symptoms to look out for and who to contact if you need support.
- Can save time and travel to the hospital.
- Reduces waiting times for you the patient.
- More flexibility and ability to speak to someone when you need to.
You don’t need to do anything unless you need help with your condition.
Please make sure you have viewed the guide card for your condition.
You can also watch the above film which explains how PIFU can help you.