iQuit in Practice

Improving quit rates among smokers in primary care: Pragmatic trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a tailored web- and text message-based intervention for smoking cessation.

iQuit in Practice is designed to be used alongside primary care smoking cessation support. It comprises a tailored advice leaflet and 90 day program of tailored text messages, commencing the day before the user’s quit-date. In an earlier pilot trial of  600 patients, a small but significant effect of the intervention was found at 6 month abstinence rates in the intervention group compared to those receiving usual care only.
iQuit in Practice is a larger trial to assess the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the iQuit intervention. 

The following practices are taking part in this study:
Church Hill Surgery, Pullham Market
Cutlers Hill Surgery, Halesworth
Fakenham Medical Practice, Fakenham
Grove Surgery, Thetford
Hingham Surgery, Hingham
Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre, Hoveton
Mundesley Medical Centre, Mundesley
Oak Street Medical Practice, Norwich
Feltwell Surgery, Feltwell
Prospect Medical Practice, Norwich
Sheringham Medical Practice, Sheringham
Southgate and the Wootons Medical Practice, West Norfolk

Practices which are part of East Coast Community Healthcare are also recruiting patients to take part:
Kirkley Mill Surgery
Falkland Surgery
Bungay Medical Practice
Nelson Medical Practice

If you are registered at any of these practices and would like more information, please talk to your GP or practice nurse.