Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment (QuITT)
The Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment Collaborative is a quality improvement collaborative that aims to increase the number of patients in mental health inpatient units receiving smoking cessation treatment.
Tackling tobacco dependency is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and is a step in reducing health inequalities experienced by people with severe mental illness. To address this, the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) have launched the Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment (QuITT) Collaborative.
The collaborative is being delivered with subject matter expertise from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), with whom the NCCMH have formed a partnership in work involving mental health and smoking.