Patient Initiated Requests to Move Provider (PIDMAS)

As part of the drive to reduce elective waiting lists, NHS trusts are now proactively contacting
patients who have been waiting over 40 weeks*, and do not have an appointment date
within the next eight weeks, to consider their options to see if they could be seen sooner at a
different hospital. (*some clinical exclusions apply).

Eligible patients will be contacted directly by the NHS trust or independent sector provider
they are currently under the care of. This will be done through a national process called the Patient Initiated Digital Mutual Aid System (PIDMAS).

Please do not contact us - or your GP practice - proactively regarding this offer.
Eligible patients will be provided with more information in regards to the process when they
are invited to consider their options.