Services Database Smoking Cessation Services based in Community Pharmacies (Stockport Area)

Service ID

61064

Description

The aim of the scheme is to address proactively the needs of people age 18 and over who want to stop smoking by ensuring they receive high quality pharmacy smoking cessation support including managed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved

Healthy Stockport Service

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

All staff participating in the scheme must complete and register as maintaining their skills and competencies as part of an agreed self-assessment process. This includes maintaining skills for the management of single and/or dual therapy treatments (for a maximum of 12 weeks) in accordance with NICE guidance.

A review of training is currently underway. Participating pharmacies will be notified of any changes they need to implement. In the meantime the standards below will apply:

  • Accredited CPPE / NCSCT (online – Stage 1 & 2) courses as specified by Healthy Stockport & LA Commissioners, this may also include attendance at approved training and locally organised communication events (annually).

In addition to pharmacists the above applies to any locum pharmacists and any support staff nominated to deliver the consultation under supervision of the pharmacist.

Comments

This service is available in the Stockport area only.