A Quality Improvement (QI) Tool for Smoking Cessation to help hospitals translate data from the 2016 BTS smoking cessation audit into local improvement projects has been launched this week. The tool is available on the BTS website: https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/quality-improvement/smoking-cessation/
Users will find background on QI methodology, sample documentation and examples of how to tackle three main improvement objectives, i.e. referral for stop smoking support; prescription of nicotine replacement therapy and staff training.
BTS MDR-TB Clinical Advice Service
With funding from Public Health England and NHS England, but available throughout the UK, this new on-line system has been developed to provide clinical advice on MDRTB and other complex cases.
If you are a clinician who would like to make use of this service, please register at https://mdrtb.brit-thoracic.org.uk/. For more information about the new scheme and what to do if you have cases logged into the previous scheme, please visit https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/lung-disease-registries/mdr-tb/.