Yorkshire Cancer Research has commissioned the Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research (SCHARR) at the University of Sheffield to conduct a service evaluation of the QUIT Programme, a new initiative that will transform the way tobacco addiction is tackled in our hospitals, offering patients who smoke access to effective treatments and support as part of their routine care.

The SCHARR team will seek feedback from patients, hospital staff and wider partners, as well as looking at how many people have benefited from the support and treatment offered to quit smoking. The evaluation findings will support the continual improvement the QUIT Programme and inform other NHS hospital trusts looking to set up similar programmes.

Implementation of the QUIT Programme began in 2021 and the evaluation will deliver its final report in 2024.

For more information about the evaluation methods and findings visit the evaluation website.

Contact the project lead, Dr Duncan Gillespie, if you would like to discuss the evaluation in more detail.