Patient Initiated Digital Mutual Aid System (PIDMAS)

29th February 2024

PIDMAS is a system that can offer patients who are waiting for treatment, the choice of an alternative provider for quicker treatment where capacity is available. The aim is to reduce waiting lists in local hospitals and to clarify any specific requirements the patients may have. The Virtual Support Team (VST) contacts patients to explain the process, and patients are given options to travel up to 100 miles, or to take up other options nationally.