Expert Patient Programme


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Expert Patient Programme

An NHS self-management programme designed to improve patients’ confidence, skills and knowledge of their disease(s) so they can better manage it/them and be more in control of their lives. EPP patients may be invited to advise the NHS on how to better provide service for them.

EPP diseases
Arthritis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, multiple sclerosis.
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Among enhanced services will be expert patient programme for diabetes, gynaecological services and lifestyle counselling clinics.
Sharon Lonnen, expert patient programme co-ordinator at KirKlees Council, said: "We want as many people as possible to benefit from this programme which has been shown to maKe a very big difference to people living with persistent pain".
He has also taken a mentoring role on the Expert Patient Programme to help other people cope with living with long term conditions including asthma.
Patients attend the Expert Patient Programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board within the institute.
The Looking After Me course is run by the Expert Patient Programme and Cardiff and Vale Crossroads and is open to people aged 18 to 25 who care for someone with a disability or long-term illness.
Current projects include Mental Health Service User Involvement; Play and the Expert Patient Programme.
September 14 The Expert Patient Programme is a free NHS-based self-management course for people living with a longterm chronic health condition.
Full details can be obtained from the Expert Patient Programme, Coventry Community Health Services, telephone; 02476 246533.
The Expert Patient Programme Community Interest Company is urging healthcare professionals to refer young people with long-term health conditions to its young facilitator training programme.
The sessions, organised as part of the primary care trust's expert patient programme, are to help people living with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma.
The NHS has become much more responsive to them and installed initiatives like the expert patient programme, enabling them to be more involved in decisions about their care.
It was set up by the Sedgefield Primary Care Trust and members of the Expert Patient Programme and includes information to help people manage the conditions, along with details of support services and groups available.

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