Nearly a third of the UK population is living with a chronic condition.
Because of this a new self-management course has been launched by the Government called The Expert Patient.
Many people who have completed the course claim it has changed their lives.In this programme Trisha MacNair discovers whether the programme puts people back in control by managing their condition better and enabling them to navigate the NHS.
Looking at self-management courses for people with chronic diseases, Trisha MacNair examines the evidence for the NHS Expert Patient Programme,
and discovers whether the health professionals welcome a new breed of assertive patients.