Expert Patient Programme
The Expert Patient Programme is a six week course which aims to give you additional skills to self-manage your condition and develop a better relationship with the healthcare professionals who support you.
What does the Expert Patient Programme provide?
The Expert Patient Programme provides training and support for adults who are living with a long-term health condition. By participating in the programme we will help you to manage you condition and to meet other people who share similar experiences. We will also help you to develop a more effective relationship with the healthcare professionals who support you.
What does the course involve?
The courses are delivered by a team of trained volunteers who all have a long-term condition. Each course runts over six weekly sessions which last two and a half hours.
Each course covers a number of topics including:
- dealing with pain, sleep and extreme tiredness
- falls prevention
- appropriate exercise
- relaxation techniques and stress
- healthy eating
- communicating with family, friends and professionals
- planning for the future
There are six to eight courses a year across the whole county; the location and dates depend on venues and availability of tutors. The currently available courses are listed below:
Dates for courses in Cornwall up to March 2017
St Erme Community Centre, Trispen
Friday 13 January to 17 February 2017
10.15 to 12.45p.m
Kea and District Community Centre
Playing Place, Truro
Wed 22 Feb to 29 March 2017
10 to 12.30p.m