According to the World Health Organisation, therapeutic patient education aims to help patients acquire or maintain skills which they need to better manage their life with a chronic disease.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT A TPE PROGRAMME?
If the programme already exists, you must contact the team that designed it as well as the Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS or Regional Health Agency) which validated it in order to request training in coordinating this programme to then be able to implement it.
If you wish to implement a new TPE programme, you must request an authorisation from the ARS of your region:go to the ARS website to see the procedure to follow.
- Recommendations and methodological documents on the HAS website
- List of TPE programmes and tools within Rare Disease Health Networks on the inter-network website Rare Disease TPE Directory
- Consult the TPE practical guide from Alliance Maladies Rares
DGOS CALL FOR PROJECTS TO WRITE TPE PROGRAMMES
The Direction Générale de l’Offre de Soins (DGOS, French General Directorate for Health Care Provision) has launched its 2020 call for projects for the creation of Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE) programmes on rare diseases.
This call for projects falls under one of the five ambitions of PNMR3: "Improving quality of life and autonomy."