CURE Liverpool is a joint project between the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Smoke Free Liverpool, Public Health, Liverpool CCG and the Cheshire & Mersey Cancer Alliance; building on the original CURE Manchester project.
The aim of the CURE Liverpool team is to:
- Routinely identify smokers on admission by using existing hospital systems.
- Deliver brief advice and then recommend to patients what treatments are available on admission.
- Offer smokers immediate Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) on admission, to help alleviate cravings for nicotine during their admission.
Individualised management plan:
- Offer all smokers review by a trained in-house smoking cessation advisor. Patients can choose to opt-out if they wish.
Support post discharge:
- Continue to support patients post-discharge by providing them with a supply of cessation products to take away with them at discharge.
- Offer ongoing support post-discharge via telephonic reviews, and set up arrangements for this if they consent.
Seamless transition to a community provider:
- Seamlessly transition smokers to a community provider, who consent and want to remain engaged with a plan to stop smoking.
- Book discharged patients directly into a local community clinic via a bespoke IT solution developed in conjunction with Smoke Free Liverpool.