Services Database Pharmacy Based Level 2 NHS Stop Smoking Service (Calderdale Area)

Service ID



Interventions should offer a minimum contact time per treatment per smoker will be no less than 90 minutes over a 6 week period.

The planned intervention must be provided to all smokers supported through this agreement and includes:

  • The smoker expresses a desire to quit smoking (this step involves the member of staff to use nationally recognised brief and very brief intervention models).
  • The adviser provides information on stopping smoking, the consequences of smoking and the potential treatments to support quitting.
  • An assessment is undertaken considering smoking, lifestyle, behavioural and health factors affecting the smoker’s ability to quit. This may include assessing the smokers wider support network of family and friends and whether they can be engaged to provide additional motivation and support.
  • Advice is given on and provision of NRT, Varenicline, if appropriate, and in line with agreed protocols, using the PGD/Voucher scheme unless there is an exception as per protocol.
  • A quit date is agreed and recorded.
  • Structured follow up sessions of behavioural intervention and support are offered (weekly sessions for a minimum of 6 weeks after the quit date, with a minimum contact time of 90 minutes over 6 weeks).
  • CO monitoring is to be undertaken at each appointment as an aid to motivation and the reading recorded on Quit Manager at each contact.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC


Other: South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Method of commissioning


Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved


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New advisers would need to achieve the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training ( NCSTC) certification PLUS one day face to face training provided by the specialist service.


This service is available in the Calderdale area only.