Services Database Smoking Cessation (Hackney Area)

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Pharmacists will provide a range of support and intervention services to clients wishing to quit smoking.  These include, but may not be limited to:

  • delivery of an initial assessment;
  • provision of information relating to LBHPH endorsed smoking cessation medication at the initial assessment.  Pharmacies shall not present any specific medication more favourably than another;
  • provision of face-to-face support to clients on a weekly basis (if they wish) for a total of six sessions including the initial assessment. This support shall be provided in accordance with the established Department of Health guidelines and any relevant LBH protocols.  Where face-to-face support is declined or impractical for any reasons, the Pharmacy shall endeavour to provide alternative forms of contact via text, email or phone as may be practical; and
  • establishment with the individual a planned date for quitting and co-operation to achieve CO readings at every visit and as a minimum at the 4 week point.

Pharmacists may additionally supply Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Varenicline (Champix) under Patient Group Direction (PGD) for up to twelve weeks, as need determines.

Location of service

City & Hackney LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

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Pharmacists and nominated staff members shall attend Level II Stop Smoking Training prior to commencement of service. Individual Named Pharmacists and nominated staff may be assessed by the LBHPH team prior to or during any period of contract term.

All trained staff must attend at least one Refresher training session per year. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of the contract.



This service is available in the Hackney area only.