Expert Patient Programme

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:

Dates for courses in Cornwall  up to March 2018





All courses take place between 10.30 to 1p.m


The Exchange, Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7DS

Fri 26 October 2018
Fri 2 November
Fri 9 November
Fri 16 November
Fri 23 November
Fri 30 November

All times 10.30a.m to 1.00p.m

Helston Hospital

22 Feb to 29 March 2019 (1 to 3.30p.m)



All courses take place between 2pm – 4.30pm

St Austell

Bethal Church Hall
St Austell

9 Jan to 13Feb 2019 (10 to 12.30p.m)


Kea Community Centre
Playing Place

Wednesday 21st February 2018
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Wednesday 15th February 2018
Wednesday 7th March 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Wednesday 28th March 2018

All courses take place between 10.15am – 12.45pm


Expert Patient Programme Leaflet

Expert Patient Programme Registration Form

Contact Information

01579 373500 or 07824 598626