Expert Patient Programme

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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 your 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 runs 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:

EPP Online courses via TEAMS

Monday 18 January until 1 March 2021                             

2 until 3.30pm

Wednesday 20 January until 3 March 2021                     

11 until 12.30pm

Friday 15 January until 26 February 2021                          

6 until 7.30pm

Self-management course registration form 2021 

Caring for Me and You

Free self-management online courses for carers

Would you like to:

  • manage your caring situation more effectively
  • be realistic about the impact of your caring situation on yourself and your families
  • meet others and share experiences
  • communicate better with family, friends and professionals
  • feel confident and more in control of your own lives

Caring for Me and You is being run by the Trust online for anyone living with a long-term health condition and caring for someone.  

The course is delivered over six weeks for 2 hours 30 minutes, led by volunteer trainers with lived experience. Course sessions will cover:

  • relaxation techniques
  • dealing with tiredness
  • exercise
  • eating healthily
  • coping with depression
  • planning for the future

The online course will start in February 2021.

Caring for Me and You carers course registration form [docx] 125KB

Self-management course for people living with  long-term health conditions (small steps for better health)

Would you like:

  • to improve your quality of life
  • learn new skills to manage your health condition
  • meet others and share experiences
  • communicate better with family, friends and professionals
  • feel confident and more in control of your condition

The Expert Patient Programme is being run by the Trust online for anyone living with a long-term health condition. 

The course is delivered over six weeks for 1 hour 30 minutes, led by volunteer trainers with lived experience. Course sessions will cover:

  • relaxation techniques
  • dealing with difficult emotions
  • exercise
  • eating healthily
  • coping with depression
  • pain and fatigue management
  • planning for the future

We will have places for our online course starting in January 2021.

Self-management course registration form [docx] 124KB

To register your interest in both courses, please contact Elaine Curno, Expert patient programme manager by:

Telephone 07824 598 626

Email elaine.curno@nhs.net

Call Liskeard Community Hospital on 01579 373500 to leave a message

Recruitment poster

Volunteer Trainers – Expert Patient Programme

Do you have personal experience of self-managing any long term health condition?  Do you have good communication skills and an awareness of disability issues?  

Could you deliver our award winning 6 week self-management programme for people living with long term health conditions?

Training will be provided over 4 days in July 2020.

Contact Christine on 01726 873253

Email cpn-tr.volunteers@nhs.net

www.cornwallfoundationtrust.nhs.uk

 

Information Volunteer – Expert Patient Programme

Do you have personal experience of living with and self-managing any long term health condition?

Could you deliver leaflets and promotional material relating to the Expert Patient programme to Doctor’s Surgery’s and local Hospitals within your locality?

Could you support Trainers when they are delivering a course in the community by setting up the venue and assisting them?

Contact Christine on 01726 873253

Email cpn-tr.volunteers@nhs.net

www.cornwallfoundationtrust.nhs.uk

Resources

Expert Patient Programme Leaflet

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626