Harm reduction in healthcare/smoking and the impact on public health (1 CME Point)

Event Dates:

1:00 pm Monday 3rd Apr 2023

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Professor Tara Rampal, MBBS FRCA

Professor Rampal is a Consultant Anaesthetist and public health expert in the NHS and CEO of QUEST PREHABILITATION. She trained at the Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia where she was awarded the Excellence Award for Academic Achievement in 2008. Professor Rampal has a credible and commendable track record of developing world-class, award-winning patient optimisation services. During her tenure at Medway NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) she led the development of the Prehab Unit. For her work, she received Enhance Recovery After Surgery Society (ERAS) award for the best perioperative success story (2019) as well as Chief Executive’s Scholarship for Brilliance. The latter facilitated her travel and observership of the prehab unit at McGill University in Montreal. While she led the Prehab Unit at MFT, the unit was rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of the Trust (2020) and featured on the BBC South East news (2020). She subsequently founded and leads the award-winning Kent and Medway Prehab™ programme, a pan-county multi-organisation collaborative helping cancer patients to get fitter through targeted physical and psychological support. It is supported by Public Health and Cancer Alliance.  She is passionate about the potential of digital tools in changing the healthcare landscape and is a frequent speaker at events discussing innovation in healthcare. She has completed the Leadership in Population Health module at the King’s Fund London and is a visiting Senior Lecturer at the Canterbury Christ Church University.


  • What is harm reduction in healthcare.
  • What is the impact on public health.
  • Overview of smoking statistics in the middle east.
  • Smoking cessation practices and challenges.
  • Review of harm reduction in smoking.
  • Obstacles to implementing harm reduction.
  • What is the evidence base for harm reduction in smoking.
  • Youth and smoking and vaping
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