QuITT aims and objectives

The broad aims of the QuITT collaborative are to:

  • 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 QuITT programme will be delivered in two rounds over the course of two years, working with half of NHS Mental Health Trusts in England in round 1, and the remaining half in round 2. The programme is funded by NHS England and there is no fee for Trusts to take part.

Round 1 of this Collaborative launched on Monday 14th November 2022, with an in-person event at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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

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