Services Database The Provision of Smoking Cessation

Service ID



The service offers stop smoking support, which includes behaviour change and provision of pharmacotherapies (nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or varenicline under Patient Group Direction (PGD)) as appropriate. Outcomes are measured at 4 weeks with continued support and medication for a minimum of 12 weeks. 

Location of service

Dorset LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

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All Pharmacy staff (including locums) delivering the service shall successfully complete the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training’s online training and assessment for level 2 advisors ( Alternatively, level 2 training can be accessed locally with forthcoming training opportunities advertised at

Follow up training must be attended annually by at least one member of the pharmacy team who will if necessary cascade the messages to other members of the team who are involved in the service. This will be held as appropriate to ensure that the service is continually improved and updated. See for follow up training.

Pharmacists supplying varenicline via PGD are required to complete the training pack provided and make a declaration to confirm that this has been done.