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NHS Kingston

Living with a long term condition


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 completely dominating their life.


Participants on this free course will gain the knowledge, skills and support to effectively manage their condition or conditions and live life to their full potential.



Expert Patients Programme

The Expert Patients Programme is a free course of six, once weekly, group sessions lasting two and half hours each.  It is designed to give you the tools, skills, support and confidence to become a good self-manager of your condition or conditions. 

The course is held in venues across the borough throughout the year.  Contact us to find a course near you.  


Topics you will learn

The programme covers a range of topics that participants find helpful when getting to grips with living with their long-term health condition or conditions.  Topics include: 

  • How to manage your symptoms
  • Dealing with pain and fatigue
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Medication


Who the course is for

The programme welcomes anyone living with a long-term health condition or conditions that may impact on their quality of life. 


What does it cost?

The course is completely free, and includes free refreshments during each session, a free course handbook and a certificate upon completion.  Your only commitment is to attend all six sessions.


Comments from previous participants

“It is for people living long-term health conditions e.g. diabetes, heart disease, MS, lung conditions, mental health problems etc., who want to regain control over their lives and condition.”

 “I would like to say that the course was wonderful and I’ve implemented much from the lessons into my daily routine.  I often return to my book too, all of which has added to a better quality and appreciation of life.” 

“I am feeling so much better and I will continue to carry on with all I have learnt.”



For more information on future courses or to find out more, contact the programme manager in any of the following ways:


Write Hans G Schrauder, Kingston CCG, 2nd floor, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU


Telephone 020 39419857 




Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900

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