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

Availability

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 2018

Liskeard

Liskeard Community Hospital
Friday 5th May to 8th June 2017
10 to 12.30p.m

Newquay

WI Hall
Crantock Street
Newquay
TR7 1LB
Monday 3rd July to 7th August 2017
10 to 12.30p.m

Penzance

TBC
Sept/Oct

Bude

TBC
Oct/Nov

St Austell

TBC
Jan/Feb 2018

Helston

BC
Feb/March 2018​

 

Resources

Expert Patient Programme Leaflet

Expert Patient Programme Registration Form

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626