NHS Kingston

Self care


Self care is about you knowing about your health and taking simple lifestyle steps to being healthier, including eating healthily, taking regular exercise and managing your own minor ailments as well as managing more serious conditions effectively.

Self care for long term conditions - join the Expert Patient Programme

Kingston runs a self-management programme to help people living with long-term health conditions to take control of their lives, and to avoid their condition dominating their life.

The Expert Patient Programme is a free course and aims to help participants gain the knowledge, skills and support to effectively self-manage and live life to their full potential.

The programme covers topics such as:

  • Pain management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Planning & problem-solving
  • Medication
  • Communication skills and much more

For more information on courses or to request a registration form please contact:

  • Hans G Schrauder
  • Kingston CCG, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
  • Tel: 020 8339 8051 or 0800 0288 694
  • Email:eppkingston@nhs.net

For more information on how you can use self care to improve your health and wellbeing, click on the links below:


Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email communications@kingstonccg.nhs.uk

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