The Expert Patients' Programme

SCIE Social Care Online
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Publication date:
01 January 2008


The Expert Patients' programme (EPP), launched by the Department of Health in 2001 is one of the first manifestations of the increasing focus on self-directed support. This article looks at some of the findings from the national evaluation to see if it is meeting its aim to increase self-directed support and reduce health service users among people with long-term conditions.