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:

Course Dates - 2020

Penzance and Liskeard have had to be postponed due to the corovirus. Future rescheduled dates will be published when available.

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

Expert Patient Programme Registration Form

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626