Services Database Smoking Cessation Support

Service ID

17972

Description

Accredited smoking cessation advisors offer one-to-one support, facilitating access to stop smoking medicines and aids. Referrals can be made to the GP if the patient requires a prescription-only medicine to assist them in giving up smoking.
The service is only available to those over the age of 12.

Location of service

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Anyone wishing to become a Stop Smoking Service Advisor is required to complete the accredited training endorsed by the Commissioners and provided by the Stop Smoking Service (as set out by the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training). In addition, all advisors are required to meet update requirements, currently attendance at annual update.
In the circumstance that an advisor has been inactive for a period of one year or more they will be required to undertake refresher training.
Staff involved in delivery of ‘rolling groups’ or ‘drop in clinics’ must be trained to national standards and such groups must be delivered by advisors with sufficient expertise to support quitters at different stages of the quitting process simultaneously. Training to provide this support is in addition to level 1 and level 2 accredited stop smoking advisor training.

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