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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Chris Wright, Expert Patient Programme trainer, said: "The programmes can help reduce severe symptoms, improve quality of life and increase a patient's confidence."
Carmarthenshire Local Health Board is running an expert patient programme for people with conditions such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and depression.
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.
The Expert Patient Programme is being launched at Heartlands Hospital, in Bordesley Green, and the new course starts in September.
Patients in North Tyneside are being offered the chance to feel in control of their condition and improve their health with support from a new course called the Expert Patient Programme.
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.
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 12.30pm.
The Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust is inviting people to join the Expert Patient Programme.
Schemes such as the Expert Patient Programme are already showing some early signs of success in helping people manage their own conditions.
Solihull Care Trust's expert patient programme has been re-developed in partnership with Solihull Carers' Centre and the Solihull Patient Advice and Liaison Service to help people focus on the emotional and practical issues they face as a carer.
The Expert Patient Programme (EPP) is run by the NHS and provides opportunities for the long-term sick to develop self- management skills.
The Diamond Award, the top award, went to Marilyn Horton, who set up an expert patient programme.

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