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 2018
Monday 3rd July to 7th August 2017
10 to 12.30p.m
Ludgvan Community Centre
Friday 22nd September
Friday 29th September
Friday 6th October
Friday 13th October
Friday 20th October
Friday 27th October 2017
10.30 to 1p.m