Expert Patients Programme - Support with Long-term Health conditions

Staying well with a long-term health condition – a free NHS course for anyone who lives with (or cares for) a long-term health condition. Learn to:

  • Manage physical and emotional difficulties
  • Develop a partnership with your healthcare professionals
  • Plan ahead with support from the team
  • Increase your motivation and feel more positive

The programme is run by trained tutors – people with experience of self-managing a long term condition. It takes place over six weekly sessions which are once a week for 2.5 hours at local venues throughout Manchester.

For information on course venues across Manchester or to find out more please contact the Expert Patients Programme Team on 0161 371 2105 or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Enquiries and Referral Line
Contact Position
EPP Team
0161 371 2105 0161 371 2105
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Where to go

Admin office is based at
Higher Openshaw Primary Care Centre
1st floor 1344 Ashton Old Road
Higher Opensahw
M11 1JG
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Course delivery venues: Throughout South, Central and North Manchester

Telephone: 0161 371 2015

Fax: 0161 371 2101

Email:  (Please note referrals can only be sent via to email

If you would like to discus how the Expert Patients Programme can help you

  • Ring the Expert Patient referral team on 0161 371 2105
  • Email -
  • You can discuss the programme with your health care provider

The course is structured but there is time for short discussions to help us learn from each other and gain support and encouragement.


Associated Cost


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals accepted from:

  • Health and social care providers
  • GP
  • Self
  • Voluntary sector
  • Housing support
Other notes

Please contact us, if you require any support to access our service.

0161 371 2105

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