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 you 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 runts 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


Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XA

Tuesday 16 April 2019               10.30 to 1p.m

Tuesday 23 April  2019              10.30 to 1p.m

Tuesday 30 April  2019              10.30 to 1p.m

Tuesday 7 May     2019              10 30 to 1p.m

Tuesday 14 May  2019               10.30 to 1p.m

Monday 20 May 2019             10.30 to 1p.m * please note change of day


WI Hall, Crantock Street, Newquay, TR7 1LB

Friday 31 May 2019                   10.30 to 1p.m

Friday 7 June 2019                     10.30 to 1p.m

Friday 14 June 2019                   10.30 to 1p.m

Friday 21 June 2019                   10 30 to 1p.m

Friday 28 June 2019                   10.30 to 1p.m

Friday 5 July 2019                       10.30 to 1p.m


The Old Cattle Market, Porthleven Road, Helston. TR13 0SR

Friday 8 March                             1 to 3.30pm
Friday 15 March                           1 to 3.30pm
Friday 22 March                           1 to 3.30pm
Friday 29 March                           1 to 3.30pm
Friday 5 April                                1 to 3.30pm
Friday 12 April                              1 to 3.30pm


Dates to be confirmed

St Austell

Dates to be confirmed


Dates to be confirmed

Recruitment poster

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Expert Patient Programme Leaflet

Expert Patient Programme Registration Form

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626