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Professor Sanjay Agrawal

National specialty adviser for tobacco addiction
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Professor Agrawal is a Consultant in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, National Clinical Advisor for tobacco dependency to NHS England & Improvement and Chairs the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) tobacco advisory group. With others he helped develop the British Thoracic Society (BTS) National Tobacco audit in Secondary Care , the BTS Tobacco Quality Improvement tool and delivered an RCP  ‘Breakthrough Collaborative’ focussed on treating tobacco dependency. Professor Agrawal co-edited the RCP report published in 2018  ‘Hiding in plain sight: treating tobacco dependency in the NHS’, that made the case for systematic treatment of tobacco dependency in secondary care adopted in NHS Long Term Plan.