Respiratory Patient-initiated follow-up (PIFU) appointment

PIFU open appointments

What is a ‘PIFU appointment’?

PIFU appointments are a new type of appointment for the North Devon Respiratory team.

Instead of routine follow up appointments, you will have a ‘PIFU appointment’ with us. This means that if you develop a concern or problem related to your respiratory condition or its treatment you can call us to book an appointment to see a doctor.

Your respiratory doctor will have informed you within your last appointment that you have a  ‘PIFU appointment’ with us and shared a patient information leaflet with you.

‘PIFU appointments’ are not suitable for all our Respiratory patients and if you have a respiratory appointment booked please ensure you attend.

Our respiratory doctors will be happy to discuss the option of a PIFU appointment within your next appointment.

Why have we introduced ‘PIFU appointments’?

We have introduced ‘PIFU appointments’ to improve the service we offer our patients. It means we won’t be asking our patients to make unnecessary trips to the hospital at times when you are feeling perfectly well and symptom-free.

‘PIFU appointments’ enable us to offer flexible and responsive appointments to our patients at a time when they need it.

How do I access my ‘PIFU appointment’?

To book a ‘PIFU appointment’ either complete the PIFU Appointment Follow up form below or phone our Respiratory team on 01271 349589.

Please note: this form and telephone number are for respiratory patients with ‘PIFU appointment’ follow ups only.

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Last updated: January 11, 2021