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Expert Patients Programme

NHS Expert Patients Programme new course starting Wednesday 18 October 2017

If you are living with a long-term condition, disability, re-occurring illness and/or are a carer whose own health is affected by their caring situation then this free self-management programme offers information, hints and tips on how to manage symptoms that you may be experiencing on a day to day basis.  Please read the attached leaflet for more information.  Course details are as follows:-


Introduction to the Expert Patients Programme (open to patients and carers)

Come along and find out first-hand what the course offers and what is involved.  At the close of the session a Register will be taken for those wanting to attend the actual course (see dates below).

  • Day/Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Time: 10am til 12noon
  • Venue: Milnrow Working Mens Club


Actual course dates:-

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2017
  • Time: 10am til 12.30pm
  • Venue: Milnrow Working Mens Club

Refreshments will be provided on arrival and during the break

The course accommodates 16


D Howard, patient at Stonefield Street, said..” before EPP, I was struggling with reduced mobility; weakness; pain and fatigue and was despairing of ever regaining any semblance of fitness.  I’d had to give up my job, and retirement was nothing like how I had hoped it might be.  My health conditions were dictating my life. 


The Expert Patient Programme provided me with the tools to help me achieve a level of recovery. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever become much fitter than I am now, although you never know.  I have a new, part-time, sitting-down job; I have new friends; I plan and monitor my own fitness regime and I’m in charge of self-managing my health conditions now, together with advice from Healthcare Professionals when necessary.  I’m still amazed and delighted with the outcome of attending the Expert Patient Programme and I’m very happy to be able to continue as a volunteer, helping to deliver courses and to promote this very enabling and valuable service”



For more information, please click the following link to download an Expert Patient Programme information leaflet.

Expert Patient Programme Information leaflet



Frequently asked questions:

Q. Who  can benefit from this programme?

A. Anybody living with a long term condition can benefit from this programme



Q. Where will the sessions be held, how long will they last and how frequently will they be run? 

A. Sessions will be held at Milnrow Working Mens Club. There will be 6 weekly sessions lasting 2.5 hours. The first session will commence 25th January 2017 and the programme will conclude  01 March 2017. 

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