Patient initiated follow up (PIFU) puts you in control. You can make an appointment to see us if you have any worries or concerns rather than having a regular or prearranged clinic visit.
PIFU is not suitable for everyone but your clinician will discuss your condition with you to assess whether this type of appointment is suitable.
Research has shown that having a regular or prearranged outpatient follow-up does not help to prevent your condition ‘flaring-up’ or identify new problems. In fact, many people find that follow-up visits to the hospital cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety.