Expert Patients

If you have a long-term health condition, you might be interested in the Expert Patients Programme.

What is it?

The Expert Patients Programme is a free (NHS-funded) training programme that provides opportunities to people who live with long-term health conditions to develop new skills to manage their condition better on a day-to-day basis.

Benefits of becoming an expert patient

Expert patients:

  • Feel confident and in control of their lives.
  • Aim to manage their condition and its treatment in partnership with health care professionals.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals and are willing to share responsibility on treatment.
  • Are realistic about the impact of their disease on themselves and their family.
  • Use their skills and knowledge to lead full lives.

Find out more and find a course

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