Delivering tobacco treatment services to tackle health inequalities and the burden of long-term conditions: the Leicester experience

15 Jun 2022
Transforming long-term care learning theatre
Transforming long-term care

Smoking is a key driver for many long term conditions. To improve the health of smokers by 2023/24, those admitted to hospital overnight are offered a specially developed pathway to quit. The offer will be adapted for pregnant women and for people suffering from severe mental illness in long term care.
The ambition is to cut smoking rates among the population through NHS-funded tobacco treatment services, alongside Local Authority services, and make a significant contribution to the delivery of a smoke free society (less than 5% prevalence) by 2030.

Using Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) as exemplar Trust, the session will:
• Showcase what’s been done across LLR, telling the story in terms of drivers (such as reducing health inequalities), change, enablers, barriers and benefits
• Showcase what we’re doing against the backdrop of the wider tobacco structure and how treatment pathways integrate with Local Authority Stop Smoking Services
• The role the NHS could play within wider tobacco control at system level. Points of learning from NHS early implementor sites and speciality advisors.

Sanjay Agrawal, National Specialty Advisor for Tobacco Dependence - NHSEI