Expert patient programme

Free online self-management course for people living with long-term health conditions. 

The expert patient programme is a 6-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.

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 for anyone in Cornwall living with a long-term health condition. The course is delivered over 6 weeks for no more than 2.5 hours, led by trained volunteer tutors 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. 

Availability

Courses are delivered every month across the whole county; the location and dates depend on venues and the availability of tutors. The courses currently available are listed below: 

Expert patient programme courses

Our next online expert patient programme courses will start on:

  • Course 5, 12 October to 23 November 2022
  • Course 6 , 14 October to 25 November 2022
  • Course 7, 16 January to 20 to February 2023
  • Course 8, 18 January to 22 February 2023
  • Self-care after COVID/ME/CFS course January and February 2023

 

Caring for me and you

Register your interest in our free carers course for people who have a long-term health condition and care for someone. 

Would you like to:

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

The caring for me and you course is for anyone living with a long-term health condition and caring for someone living in Cornwall. The course is delivered over 6 weeks for 2.5 hours. It is led by trained volunteer tutors with lived experience.

Course sessions will cover:

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

We don't currently have a caring for me and you course scheduled.

Register an interest in the caring for me and you course

Contact information

For further information about the expert patient programme in Cornwall, please contact Elaine Curno, expert patient programme manager:

  • Email Elaine Curno
  • Call 07824 598626 
  • Call Liskeard Community Hospital on 01579 373500 to leave a message with reception for Elaine Curno