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Expert Patient Programme

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have accessed the Expert Patient programme in each year since it was established; and if she will make a statement. (92290)

During the pilot phase of the programme from 2002 to 2004 the following number of people accessed the course:

Number of people

2002-03

2,769

2003-04

7,683

2004-05

9,789

After the pilot when the expert patient programme was being mainstreamed through primary care trusts the following number of people accessed the course:

Number of people

2005-06

12,636

2006 to date

10,400