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


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:

Course Dates - 2020


Echo Centre, Barras Place, Liskeard PL14 6AY

Thursday 23 January until Thursday 27 February 1.00 to 3.30pm


Crafthole Community Centre, Torpoint

February / March dates to be confirmed


Kea and District Community Centre, Playing Place, Truro

Friday 21 February until Friday 27 March 10.15am to 12.45pm


The Lescudjack Centre, Penmere Close, Penzance, TR18 3PE

Tuesday 31 March until Tuesday 5 May 1.30 to 4pm


Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard, PL14 3XA

Thursday 23 April until Thursday 4 June 10.00am to 12.30pm


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



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




Expert Patient Programme Leaflet

Expert Patient Programme Registration Form

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626