About QuITT

The aims of the QuITT collaborative are to:

  • increase the proportion of patients on inpatient mental health wards, who smoke, who undertake meaningful tobacco treatment
  • work with every NHS Mental Health Trust in England to establish inpatient tobacco dependency services and increase the number of patients in tobacco treatment using quality improvement (QI) methodology with support from dedicated QI Coaches
  • provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning through quarterly in-person events, where those involved will be invited to share the progress of their projects, ideas they are testing, share challenges and network.

The NCCMH will also be carrying out an evaluation of the seven smoking cessation community sites, established as part of an NHS England pilot, to inform the roll out of future community sites.

The collaborative is being delivered in two rounds over the course of two years, working with a number of Mental Health Trusts in England. Round 1 of this Collaborative launched in November 2022 and 15 Trusts are currently taking part in Round 1.

Registration for QuITT Round 2 is now open.

To register, click here. 

Registration closes on Friday 13 October at 5pm

For more information on Round 2, please see our information leaflet.

Round 2 will launch in January 2024. 17 Trusts signed up to join Round 2 during our recruitment drive in 2022 and we will be opening recruitment again in the coming months for additional Trusts that would like to join. The programme is funded by NHS England and there is no fee to join. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch about joining Round 2, please contact QuITT@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Please see below for a list of the 15 Trusts signed up on Round 1, and 17 Trusts lined up to join Round 2.

  • Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Coast Community Healthcare
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Healthy Cornwall
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Isle of Wight NHS Trust 
  • Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
  • Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare

If you have any questions or are interested in joining round 2, please contact quitt@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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