Expert Patient Programme | Health Improvement Team

Expert Patient Programme

The Expert Patient Programme (EPP) is open to Surrey residents with chronic or long-term conditions. The EPP course supports you to manage the effects of your condition more effectively.

Areas covered include:

  • Healthy eating and gentle exercise
  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Coping with feelings of low mood and depression
  • Working effectively with your Health Professional

Courses are delivered by volunteer tutors who all have long-term health conditions themselves. The tutors really understand the problems and anxieties people can often experience if they’re living with a long-term and chronic condition and are able to offer the correct guidance and support to those who are booked onto a course.

EPP will generally accept you if you are aged 18+ and living with a long-term chronic health condition. You must be independent though, or be accompanied by a support worker if needed.

Courses last for 7-8 weeks and run throughout the year. For details of forthcoming courses, please call us.

Pre-booking is essential. To find out more call 0800 111 1151 or email