NHS Quit Buddy

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The Project Brief

The City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) is responsible for providing NHS services throughout the North of England.

The NHS were looking to make it easier for people to access information, advice and support to stop smoking wherever they were throughout the day using their mobile phone. They came to StyleTech for the solution.

Our Solution

StyleTech developed a bespoke SMS text message software system with web-based administration management called “Quit Buddy”. Bluetooth posters around the city allowed data to be exchanged over short distances. Anyone who passed the posters with Bluetooth on received a message about stopping smoking with the Quit Buddy scheme. People who sign up receive a daily text message offering support and guidance. The text messages contain information, tips and advice on how to deal with cravings, the benefits of stopping smoking and what to do if you need more help.

Using a unique integrated voucher code system, clients are able to access Nicotine Replacement Therapy at pharmacies without attending face-to-face appointments.

The Results

Quit Buddy utilised bespoke development technologies to reduce barriers and maximise reach by offering a service that suited the lifestyles of potential users. By offering a new and modern service, Quit Buddy was able to attract clients who would not typically engage with face-to-face interventions. The service has seen an increased engagement with hard to reach demographics with year-on-year increases in registrations and quits achieved.

Winning ‘Respiratory Team of the Year’ at the National General Practice Awards it was recognised that Quit Buddy can contribute significantly to people's respiratory health.

Mobile App
The mobile app allowed CHCP to target a hard to reach client demographic.
Web App
CHCP can monitor all participants within Quit Buddy to ensure everyone progresses well.
SMS Sending
Daily SMS messages provide either guidance or a question on your progress.
SMS Receiving
People can easily answer by replying to the SMS question, which are then processed automatically.
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