Tobacco Dependency Project - Training and Education

Webinars: Treating Tobacco Dependency


Webinar Series 4: Supporting the treatment of tobacco dependence 

Session 1 – NHSE Tobacco Dependency Programme Patient Level Data Collection  

This webinar took place on  Wednesday, 11 October 2023                    

Chair: Prof Sanjay Agrawal, National Specialty Advisor Tobacco Dependence 

Speakers –  

- Tom Frost - Senior Analytical Manager, NHS England 

- Jack Hodgson – Analyst (Prevention), NHS England 

- Paul Cilia-La-Corte - Senior Programme Manager (Prevention), NHS England 

Data collection is one of the most important steps to delivering and maintaining a successful tobacco dependency service. This session focussed on the NHSE monthly patient-level data collection.                       

Part 1 - How to collect the right information - looked at the data practitioners need to capture and featured a walk-through of the process.    

Part 2 - How to make the data work for you - provided a demonstration of the NHSE tobacco dependence data dashboard and how to make the data work for you, ensuring you get the most out of the information you have. 

Watch the full recording of the webinar session below


Watch a demo of the data dashboard below



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British Thoracic Society Short Course: Treating Tobacco Dependence

British Thoracic Society is running a short course aimed specifically towards those with an interest in, or working in, treating tobacco dependency. This course is aimed at Respiratory Registrars, specialist nurses, physician associates, other doctors in training, physiotherapists and will be delivered by a faculty of experts and delivered entirely on a virtual platform.

Topics to be covered:

- Supporting behaviour change – understanding approaches to discussing smoking cessation, barriers to behavioural change, tips for communication (including difficult scenarios and motivational interviewing), CO2 monitoring

- Pharmacological interventions, NRT, varenicline

- Application – including case study (i.e. CURE project)

Course details

Date: 07 December 2023

Venue: Online

Further information including the course programme is available on the BTS website here.


Supporting the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence: Drop-in Sessions

We recently offered 3 drop-in sessions, facilitated by Professor Sanjay Agrawal, National Specialty Adviser for Tobacco Dependency at NHS England. The sessions provided an informal space to ask open questions of our panel so we can support you as you start out and help you to avoid common pitfalls. If you attended one of these sessions and would like to share your experience with us, please email