Smoking Cessation Clinic
Location: Marina House, Camberwell
Referrals are accepted from: GP or GP consortia, Emergency departments and general hospitals, Community mental health teams, Clinical commissioning groups, Nurses, Pharmacies, Self-funded and private referrals
Key areas: Nicotine replacement therapy, severe tobacco dependence, tobacco dependence and mental health co-morbidities, tobacco-related disease
Our tobacco dependence clinic provides support and treatment for people who want to stop smoking. We are especially suitable for smokers with severe tobacco dependence, tobacco related disease, or mental health co-morbidities who are likely to require more intensive and specialist treatment, or who have made multiple attempts to quit.
Our clinic was established 40 years ago and is the longest running specialist smoker’s clinic in the United Kingdom. We have helped thousands of smokers quit, using many evidence based treatments which were developed by our service.
The clinic was highlighted in the UK Government’s White Paper on Smoking in 1998 and our treatment approach, now nationally and internationally known as the Maudsley Model, was identified as a model of good practice.
We offer behavioural treatments and an intensive group programme. All smokers are assessed for their suitability to use approved stop smoking pharmacotherapy (nicotine replacement therapy, including; patches, lozenges, gum, nasal spray, inhalator, sublingual tablet), varenicline (champix) or bupropion (zyban), to help relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Successful quitters are also offered optional relapse prevention support for a year after they stop smoking. Our team includes a clinical psychologist, clinical nurse specialist and smoking cessation therapist.