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  • Virtual course for Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Advisors

    This two-day course is for NHS staff who will be delivering specialist tobacco dependence treatment to patients during admission to hospital. The course is designed to provide both new and experienced Tobacco Dependence Advisers (TDAs) with the knowledge and skills to deliver effective tobacco dependency treatment to support a smokefree admission and smoking cessation following discharge from hospital.

    The course will provide participants training in the delivery of the newly published ‘NHS Standard Treatment Plan for Inpatient Tobacco Dependence’ and its associated care bundles.

    The course will focus on effective behaviour change techniques and treatment approaches specific to the inpatient setting, including:

    • conducting the initial assessment and treatment plan development
    • delivering follow-up support to patients while in hospital
    • supporting discharge planning and onward referral to community-based support

    To commission the NCSCT to deliver this course to your staff, please contact Training Coordinator Tom Coleman-Haynes