A new version of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Course (CDSMC) Tutor Manual has been published. It replaces the current manual, which will be withdrawn in October 2013.
This affects organisations that deliver or commission Expert Patients Programme (EPP) self management courses. All lead trainers and tutors will need to have update training.
The Department of Health has an agreement with Stanford University that enables NHS organisations to delivery EPP courses using their own staff/tutors. Non-NHS organisations delivering courses need to have their own licence.
Commissioners should make sure that organisations delivering self management courses are licensed and tutors are appropriately trained.
Find out more about the updated manual and training dates.