Prof Sanjay Agrawal

Professor of Respiratory Science, Institute of Lung Health

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Chair of the Tobacco Special Advisory Group, Royal College of Physicians


Professor Agrawal is a Consultant in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), 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 dependency 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 the NHS.

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