Expert Patient Programme

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

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.

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 CFT online for anyone living with a long term health condition.  The course is delivered over six weeks for no more than 2 hours, 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

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

To register for our online courses, the dates available are:

Tuesday 27 April until 8 June – 11 until 12.45pm

Wednesday 28 April until 9 June – 2 until 3.45pm

Thursday 29 April until 10 June – 11 until 12.45pm

Please contact: Elaine Curno - EPP Manager

Tel: 07824598626 or

Tel: 01579 373500 please leave a message on Liskeard Hospital Reception Desk

e-mail elaine.curno@nhs.net

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

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?

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 [pdf] 170KB

Joining Instructions for Participants [docx] 21KB

Mindfulness Apps review [pdf] 443KB

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Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626