Yorkshire Cancer Research has commissioned SARG to conduct an external evaluation of the QUIT Programme. a new initiative which 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.

Based on a successful, evidence-based programme in Ottawa, Canada, QUIT has the potential to save thousands of lives and hospital re-admissions across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, as well as reducing health inequalities.

SARG 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, which will help us to continually improve the QUIT Programme and inform others looking to set up similar programmes.

The evaluation is being undertaken over 2-3 years from 2020.

SARG team:  Duncan Gillespie (lead)

ScHARR team:  Matt Franklin, Sue Baxter