Tobacco Treatment Collaborative is open

The Tobacco Treatment Collaborative is now open for registration to NHS mental health Trusts in England.

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The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has been running the NHS England-funded Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment (QuITT) Collaborative since late 2022.

The Collaborative aims to increase the proportion of patients on inpatient mental health wards who undertake meaningful tobacco treatment. The Collaborative was designed by experts on tobacco addiction, clinical staff, patients and carers, and quality improvement staff within NCCMH.

The programme is delivered in two 12-month rounds. Registration for round 2, which will launch in January 2024, is now open. The programme is funded by NHS England and there is no fee to join.

NHS Trusts participating in round 1 of QuITT have made great progress introducing changes to improve their tobacco dependency treatment service offered to patients. Across 12 NHS Trusts in round 1, the combined data show an 87% improvement in the percentage of inpatients (who smoke) in mental health wards engaging in a tobacco dependency treatment service.

Participating Trusts come together at RCPsych for quarterly learning sets to share resources and learn from each other, as well as learn quality improvement methodology. You can read more about September’s QuITT learning set in this thread that was posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).

To find out more about the programme, eligibility criteria and a list of organisations already registered, please visit our information about the aims of QuITT and see our QuITT round 2 information sheet.

Applications to take part are open until Friday 13 October at 5pm. Please check if your Trust is already included in the list of organisations already registered, and please complete the online registration form to register your Trust.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch about joining round 2, please contact and a member of the QuITT team would be happy to help.

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