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Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU) - Rheumatology

If you need to access PIFU

If you experience a flare-up, please call 01904 726400, open 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, and explain to the team that you are experiencing a flare-up and you need to be seen.  The team will agree a suitable appointment date and time over the phone with you, within the next 28 days.

Contact us if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent flare of joint symptoms that is failing to settle
  • Deterioration in your health that you feel relates to your arthritis

If you have any concerns associated with your condition, but not a flare up, you can contact the rheumatology advice line:

  • York and Selby patients please call 01904 721854
  • Scarborough, Bridlington and Malton patients please call 01723 385058

If you require urgent medical advice you should contact your GP or NHS 111, or if you are really unwell, your local emergency department (A&E).  For all other concerns, or if you are feeling unwell, your GP remains your first point of contact.

Rheumatology Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU) leaflet

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