No, it's free
Expert Patients Programme / EPP FAQs
No, the course is open to self-referrals as well as referrals from doctors and other professionals.
Each course runs for two-and-a-half hours a week, for 6 weeks. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided. A maximum of 18 people attend the course. All participants have different health conditions.
There will be times where you will be talking about how your condition affects your life and what you would like to change. However it is up to you what you want to share and how much detail you want to give. All discussions are confidential.
The course is run by two trained volunteers who themselves have long-term conditions.
The courses are held in well-located community and health care venues, with facilities such as toilets and disabled access at the venue, as well as comfortable chairs and good access to public transport. You are free to stretch your legs, get up and walk around if you need to. It is not a hospital setting.
To find out more or to register for a course, call a member of the team on 020 7527 1189 or 020 7527 1209 or email at whh-tr.EPP@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can ask your GP or another health or social care professional to refer you.