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A brand new innovative company have come to East Sussex.  Quit 51 are the new provider of the local Stop Smoking Service across the whole of East Sussex. Big Wheel - Stoptober 2014

Quit 51 were established in 2012 and the company has grown dramatically in that time. Initially the company tendered and won contracts for three stop smoking services which began in April 2013, with four more by April 2014 and by April 2015 there will be a total of 10 stop smoking services being run by Quit51 across England.

The company is dynamic, forward thinking and uses evidence based systems to help reduce health inequalities. They provide a gold standard service for clients and include direct supply to clients so there is improved access to approved medication for them.  Quit 51’s ethos is to work upwards from the client and to principles that do no harm, follow evidence and provide and deliver the highest quality of service they can and they work closely with their clients to achieve this and always put their needs first..

Staff are easily recognizable by their distinctive white and green uniforms and run their practices in accordance to the needs of the client.  They are flexible in their approach and are non-judgemental.  Friendly advisors are happy to provide one to one’s, group settings either in a community venue or at their place of work.  Quit 51 also offer a telephone service and home visits if necessary.  Quit 51 offers support to clients over 12 weeks where behavior change, motivational techniques and pharmacotherapy will be provided for free at point of access. .

Quit 51 pride themselves on their success having been awarded the National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT) approved provider status after the first year of operation.  Emma is proud to say that the service is hitting both public health targets as well as having close financial controls in place that benefit all those involved with cessation work across East Sussex.  This has come about as a direct consequence of delivering excellent targeted services in areas of highest need.  This could not have been done without close working practices and the collaboration of key partners including GPs and Pharmacists, HCP’s and statutory and voluntary services.  Staff work closely and in partnership with local organisations and take part in many promotional events to raise awareness of their free, non-judgemental service available to everyone in East Sussex.

If you are interested in stopping smoking or know someone who does, then please contact us initially on: 0800 622 6968 or alternatively you can email them at adviser@quit51adviser or visit their website at:  http://www.quit51.co.uk