The Expert Patients Programme (EPP)
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a self-management programme for people living with a chronic (long-term) condition. The aim is to support people by:
increasing their confidence
improving their quality of life
helping them manage their condition more effectively
About EPP courses
The EPP course is open to anyone with a long-term condition. You don't need to be sent by your GP or hospital doctor, though it is helpful to let them know you're going on the course. The initial EPP course covers the following topics:
dealing with pain and extreme tiredness
coping with feelings of depression
relaxation techniques and exercises
communicating with family, friends and healthcare professionals
planning for the future
The course is free and consists of six consecutive weekly sessions, with each session lasting around two-and-a-half hours. The sessions are run by two tutors who both have a chronic condition. You can participate as much or as little as you wish. (NHS Choices)
1. Anyone been referred by GP to these types of sessions 1a) Were you referred and NHS funded?
2. Anyone been to this particular one? 2a) Any feedback at all?
3. How did you find the sessions in general ?
Do let us know if you have courses in you area - as maybe we should post a list of courses available for people with Fibro/Chronic Illness here in the community as useful information.
Don't forget we have a series called 'Expert Patient' about Fibro yu may like to read too;
Thank You for the feedback