Services Database Stop Smoking Service (Central and East Lancashire Area)

Service ID

13751

Description

The service aims to provide a quality, evidence based intermediate stop smoking treatment for smokers in East Lancashire. It will improve access to support and increase patient choice, particularly in areas of high deprivation, and contribute to reducing health inequalities.

The integrated service provides one to one cessation treatment for smokers by appropriately trained staff, and will link into other lifestyle health improvement services as part of a wider programme to improve the health of the local population.

Carbon monoxide monitors are supplied, but service providers are responsible for arranging calibration of the monitors in line with manufacturers instructions.

The service offers support for at least 12 weeks dependent on client needs. Repeat quitters are welcome to re-attend the service after a smoking advisor has assessed their readiness to make another quit attempt.

The service is capped at 50 quits per annum, any number over this will be reviewed.

Location of service

Lancashire LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved

NHS East Lancs Stop Smoking Service

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

The service will ensure that staff delivering the service are appropriately trained on training in smoking cessation treatments to at least level 2 of the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training14, receive the support they need to carry out their roles and remain up to date with national guidance and research developments.

Comments

This service is available in the Central and East Lancashire area only.