expert patient

expert patient

A popular term for a UK patient with a chronic disease whose knowledge and experience about it empowers him/her to play a part in its management, and whose advice the NHS may seek to improve various processes in managing that particular disease.
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Durham and Chester-le-Street's Primary Care Trust's Expert Patient programme is for those with arthritis, asthma, back pain, diabetes, heart problems, multiple sclerosis and mental health problems.
The Expert Patient Programme will run for two and a half hours each week at the Castlegate Quay, starting on Friday, between 10am and 12.
Together, Emergisoft and Primetime will provide clients an extended set of patient services that will further streamline the patient care process by allowing providers the ability to conduct the finest expert patient interviews possible in order to facilitate point-of-care documentation and improve the healthcare encounter.
Getting involved with Diabetes UK (then known as the British Diabetic Association) helped Tom and in more recent years he has become a tutor on the city's expert patient programme - a scheme aimed at showing people with chronic illnesses how they can best look after themselves.
Tom, an expert patient programme officer at Heartlands Hospital, said: "It's been a difficult journey for me to become a dad.
The Expert Patient Programme, which has been gathering momentum in Wales, is designed to help such patients to help themselves or to recognise when they need additional help - and then who to call on.
The Expert Patient Programme is taking place in a number of areas throughout Merseyside and Cheshire on a pilot basis.
The Expert Patient Programme is led by patients suffering the debilitating conditions.
In 2006 ministers gave Prof Jacobs the task of expanding the Expert Patient Programme (EPP), which could improve the lives of millions of people with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma.
Self-help courses for people with long-term health problems are to run in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan The six-week Expert Patient Programme NHS course will be at: St Mellons Enterprise Centre, January 24, 10am to 12.
The Expert Patient Programme aims to provide self-management skills for people with long-term and chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, back pain, bowel disease, diabetes and chronic fatigue.
People will be able to get health checks - such as blood pressure, glucose levels or chlamydia screening - alongside expert guidance from a range of services including the quit smoking, oral health, community nutrition, foot health and Expert Patient Programme teams.

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