Services Database Smoking Cessation in Community Pharmacy
Four levels of service are available to all pharmacies in Bolton:
- Level 1 Service – Stop Smoking Voucher Scheme
Clients are issued with a voucher from Bolton Stop Smoking Service, which they take to a participating pharmacy to be issued with the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) that is written on the voucher (NRT type can however be changed if requested by client).
- Level 2 Service – NRT Support and Supply
Clients are supported with behavioural support and with appropriate NRT pharmacotherapy to set a quit date and their success is measured at four weeks and 12 weeks through CO verification.
- Level 3 Service – Varenicline (Champix) – Supply Only via PGD
Clients are issued with a voucher from Bolton Stop Smoking Service, which they take to a participating pharmacy to be issued with varenicline (Champix). Pharmacists must have signed the PGD in order to provide this medication.
- Level 4 Service – Varenicline (Champix) – Support and Supply via PGD
Clients are identified as wanting to stop smoking and are supported with behavioural support and supply of varenicline (Champix), to set a quit date and their success is measured at four and twelve weeks through CO verification. Pharmacists must have signed the PGD in order to provide this medication.
Location of service
Local Authority (LA)
Method of commissioning
Local Authority contract
Source of funding
Local Authority (LA)
Other organisations involved
Bolton Stop Smoking Service
Level 1 Stop Smoking Voucher – Supply Only
No training required but must be delivered by a pharmacist or qualified medicines counter assistant.
Level 2 NRT Support and Supply
Staff must complete the NCSCT training online and attend a yearly update session provided by Bolton Stop Smoking Service.
Level 3 and 4 Champix supply only via PGD/ Champix support and supply
Pharmacists must complete the NCSCT training online, attend a yearly update session and complete the declaration of competence (DOC) on CPPE. The DOC and signed PGD must be sent to Bolton Council.
Pharmacists and registered technicians should access the NCSCT Training via CPPE; all other staff should register directly with NCSCT