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The Expert Patients Programme is a peer-led self care support programme for people living with any long term condition, their carer and families. Originally based on a six week course developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. It has been expanded to encompass a whole range of programmes.

Some of the courses are delivered by lay people, some are delivered by a mix of health specialists and lay people. The courses are attended by between 8 and 12 people and last between 6 and 8 weeks depending on the needs of the groups. Research has shown that people who attend courses have improved self confidence and are more able to deal with impact of long term illness on their lives.

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