Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the PSNC online services database.
Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.
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Template service specification
Stop Smoking template service specification (Microsoft Word)
Above is a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by PSNC, the Department of Health and NHS Employers) and associated resources on the service. LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.
PSNC Briefing 070/13: NICE public health guidance: Tobacco – harm reduction approaches to smoking (Jun 2013)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended wider use of licensed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smokers who struggle to quit, in landmark national public health guidance on how healthcare professionals should help smokers who find it difficult to give up.
The PSNC resource Community Pharmacy – at the Heart of Public Health describes the main public health services that are provided by community pharmacies and the evidence base for these services.
The Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy (Mar 2014) provide a framework to help pharmacy teams, commissioners and those contracting services to design, implement, deliver and monitor high quality public health practice through pharmacy.