​​​​​Wandsworth self-management programme is:

  • a range of free self-management courses for people living with any long term health condition(s) and their carers
  • a database of activities or opportunities and information for people living with a long term health condition. 

The main programme is The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) which offers a tool-kit, of techniques and skills to enable participants to manage their condition better on a daily basis, increase confidence and take control of their condition and its impact on their quality of life.

The programme runs for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, with 12-16 people in a group and is led by trained tutors who live with a long-term health condition themselves.

People who have attended the programme have reported that it has helped them to:

  • feel confident and more in control of their life
  • manage their condition and treatment together with healthcare professionals
  • be realistic about the impact of their condition on themselves and their family
  • use their new skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life. 

Courses available

  • Expert Patients Programme (EPP): for people who live with any long-term health condition
  • Looking After Me (LAM) for carers’, enabling them to develop self-management skills to take control of their own health and wellbeing
  • New Beginnings (NB): for people living with or recovering from mental health conditions including: stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks.

Courses September to December 2013

Courses run across the borough throughout the year. If the listed courses are not suitable, do still contact us on the details below. This will allow us to contact you when we have a course that is suitable.​

If you would like us to run a course/ deliver an awareness talk/ Promotion Event for your GP Surgery/ Community, Faith or any other Group, please contact us on the details above.

You can read a pdf version of our Wandsworth Self Management leaflet.​

Expert Patients Programme ​ 
​Thurleigh Road Practice (Balham)
Wednesdays, 15th Jan – 19th Feb 2014
13.00pm - 15.30pm 

Looking After Me - courses for carers ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Balham Carers Centre (Balham)
Wednesdays, 15th Jan - 19th Feb 2014
11.00am - 13.30pm 
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Expert Patients Programme ​ ​ ​ ​
Greyswood Practice (Tooting)
Thursdays, 16th Jan - 20th Feb 2014

Expert Patients Programme 
Balham Park Surgery (Balham)
Mondays, 4th Nov – 9th Dec 2013
13.00pm - 15.30pm ​


To book onto a course please contact Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning group on 02088715163 or email expertpatients@wandsworthccg.nhs.uk
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12:38, 10 Dec 2013 by Alice Haworth-Booth