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ASH & NCSCT Training needs survey

Apr 2023


From December 2022-January 2023, ASH and the National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT) surveyed 124 professionals responsible for the delivery of tobacco dependency treatment training across acute, mental health and maternity NHS settings.

Findings showed:

  • There is clear demand for a national training standard and resources across all pathways (acute, maternity, mental health)
  • Despite some areas having already developed training resources, respondents indicated that national standard and training resources would be valued
  • In-house training capacity is limited in many trusts
  • Training on vaping will be needed to support trusts which have included vaping in their stop smoking offer