The Expert Patient Programme

EPP Feedback and Achievements

We are proud to share with you some of the feedback that we have received from people in Harrow who have completed the EPP self-management course.  We hope you find their achievements as inspiring as we do, and that we see you on a course soon.


  • The programme gave me real strength and made me want to get out and about more than I used to, even though it’s difficult for me to walk for a long time.
  • I've started doing some of the positive things for my health that I have been saying that I will do for years, but never previously started
  • It has been a great help just to be able to speak to people with the same problems
  • The EPP course has made me realise that I can have some say over my pain and not let it dictate my life
  • It gave us the strength we needed to handle our conditions, to appreciate ourselves again and not get down about being ill
  • I'm realising I already have skills in me that I can use to help me
  • It’s incredible how much empathy the tutors on the programme have with you.  Because they have been through the same thing, they know how it feels
  • It helped me understand that I am still worthy of moving forward
  • We forget things when we have problems and challenges – this helps you remember what you knew
  • This course is the best I’ve done (I've done 100s). People need to know about it. More people need to do this. 
  • Meeting new people on the course made a huge difference to my life.
  • I have met lots of interesting people from all sorts of backgrounds, with all sorts of conditions, and from them, also learnt lots of new skills to manage my condition.


  • I’m making plans and actually doing them. I used to make a list but forget to do it or get confused which to prioritise. Now I break it down and say what I will do when, and I do it
  • I'm doing things and being active every day
  • My blood sugar is the lowest it has ever been
  • I'm using creative thinking to find solutions
  • I’ve started swimming again
  • I've lost 4 kg in the past 5 weeks
  • I realised that “I matter”
  • I’ve been able to help other people
  • Started cooking again
  • I've started cleaning out my loft
  • I’ve been able to say “No”
  • Started my spring cleaning
  • I've been going out for walks
  • Started painting again
  • I'm doing arts and crafts for mindfulness
  • Went cycling for the first time in 1 year 
  • Finally started clearing out my cupboards
  • Started writing poetry again
  • I’ve learnt to put myself first

To sign-up for a course or for more information, email us at or call 0208 736 6923.