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    This section of the website contains resources developed to support the work of NHSE with implementing the Long Term Plan.

    Secondary care resources

    The NCSCT have written, and are reviewing, series of factsheets that present the clinical case to support the delivery of stop smoking support in secondary care.

    Smoking cessation interventions have proven to be effective for hospitalised patients. There is strong evidence in terms of the short and long-term benefits of stopping smoking on health and hospital outcomes. For these reasons, the NHS Long Term Plan has committed that all people admitted to hospital who smoke will be offered NHS-funded tobacco treatment services by 2023-24.

    The NCSCT secondary care factsheets summarise the relationship between cigarette smoking and specific diseases or conditions and the clinical benefits of quitting. They also cover what we known about intervening with these patient groups in the hospital setting, including the use of stop smoking medications and referral to specialist stop smoking support.

    Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Resources

    Developed as part of the NHSE project to deliver a suite of training materials to support the training of Treatment Dependence Advisors (TDAs) who work with patients hospitalised in both acute trusts, and in mental health trusts, these resources are being made available to you by the NCSCT because they support clinical practice.

    NHS Acute Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Adviser Training Resources

    On behalf of NHS England (NHSE) we are pleased to host a comprehensive suite of training resources to support the training of Tobacco Dependence Advisors (TDAs) who work with patients hospitalised in acute trusts.

    The materials provide trainers with high-quality, evidence-based training resources to support local training delivery. The resources have been developed by national experts and covers the NHS-NCSCT core competencies for TDAs.

    These training resources are designed for delivery by in-house trainers. They can also be delivered by external training organisations and the NCSCT can be commissioned to deliver this training on your behalf. To learn more about commissioning a training course from the NCSCT see the Virtual training page in the TRAINING RESOURCES section of this website, or contact NCSCT Training Coordinator Tom Coleman-Haynes tom@ncsct.co.uk to discuss your training needs.

    NHS Mental Health Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Adviser Training Resources

    On behalf of NHS England (NHSE) we are pleased to host a comprehensive suite of training resources to support the training of Tobacco Dependence Advisers (TDAs) who work with patients hospitalised in mental health trusts.

    The materials provide trainers with high-quality, evidence-based training resources to support local training delivery. The resources have been developed by national experts and covers the NHS-NCSCT core competencies for TDAs.

    These training resources are designed for delivery by in-house trainers. They can also be delivered by external training organisations and the NCSCT can be commissioned to deliver this training on your behalf. To learn more about commissioning a training course from the NCSCT see the Virtual training page in the TRAINING RESOURCES section of this website, or contact NCSCT Training Coordinator Tom Coleman-Haynes tom@ncsct.co.uk to discuss your training needs.

    Communicating with high-risk individuals about lung cancer screening

    Hosted on behalf of NHSE and endorsed by the British Thoracic Oncology Group, this training module was developed by experts in the field through the award of a research grant from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundations.

    NHSE Competency frameworks for tobacco dependence treatment in secondary care

    NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) commissioned the NCSCT to develop competency frameworks to support the training and development of NHS staff.

    The competency frameworks, initially developed by the NCSCT and adapted following further internal consultation with subject matter experts, are applicable to:
    • Delivering very brief advice on smoking (VBA+)
    • Providing bespoke, in-depth tobacco dependence treatment intervention
    • Leadership

    NHS Community Pharmacy SCS

    This section contains a tailored Standard Treatment Programme (STP) developed in partnership with NHS England to be used in the NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) to support the Long Term Plan.

    NHS Community Mental Health Tobacco Treatment Training Resources

    On behalf of NHSE we are pleased to host a comprehensive suite of training resources to support the training of NHS staff providing specialist tobacco treatment support in community mental health settings.

    The suite of training materials provides trainers with high-quality, evidence-based training resources to support local training delivery. Course materials have been developed for both virtual (via Zoom or Teams) and face-to-face delivery. Training resources are also available as modular content so that localities can choose to match training delivery with local needs.

    Designed for delivery by in-house trainers, these training resources can also be used by sub-contracted training organisations and the NCSCT if commissioned to deliver training on your behalf.

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    To view the suite of training resources, click on the appropriate links below.