12:10 pm - 12:25 pm

Implementing a hospital inpatient smoking cessation programme

The CURE Project is a hospital-based tobacco dependency service, first introduced in the UK in Greater Manchester. The study highlighted the need for good communications between secondary and primary care.

In 2022, PharmaStrat was commissioned by the Birmingham CURE Project team to introduce inpatient smoking cessation treatments to the three largest UHB hospital sites. The aim of the programme was to identify all active smokers admitted to secondary care and to provide these patients with behavioural support and pharmacotherapy during their inpatient stay and post-discharge.

The presentation comprises an overview of the operation to date. It also details key learnings about patient engagement and pharmacotherapy offerings.