Services Database Champix Supply via Patient Group Direction (Rochdale Area)

Service ID



From January 2018, Living Well’s smoking cessation service will include a recommendation of starting Champix for potentially appropriate clients. Where a referral is made by Living Well it is expected that Living Well will deliver the behavioural support and the supply of medication will be assessed and made by commissioned community pharmacies. This will be delivered under a Champix (Varenicline) PGD as part of the core Stop Smoking Services across Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton supported by the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee (GM LPC). The Service is available to patients who are registered with the Living Well Smoking Cessation Service and have been issued a letter of referral to the community pharmacies.

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

NRT and/or varenicline voucher scheme

Other organisations involved


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Pharmacist has satisfied the competencies appropriate to this Varenicline PGD as detailed in the CPPE Declaration of Competence for Pharmacy Services – Smoking Cessation Intervention Service; Stop Smoking Advisor. Pharmacist supply of prescription only medicines via PGD document. It is essential that pharmacists complete and satisfy the competencies detailed in the CPPE declaration of competence for pharmacy services. Mandatory Champix PGD training (3 hour face to face training course). Signed Champix PGD SLA.


Rochdale only