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
All courses take place between 10.30 to 1p.m
All courses take place between 2pm – 4.30pm
Bethal Church Hall
Thursday 8th February 2018
Thursday 15th February 2018
All courses take place between 10.30am – 1.00pm
Kea Community Centre
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Wednesday 15th February 2018
Wednesday 7th March 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Wednesday 28th March 2018
All courses take place between 10.15am – 12.45pm