Services Database Stop Smoking Service (Leicester City Area)

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The aims of the service are to recruit smokers who are willing to stop smoking, assess their intention and motivation to quit, and to deliver a treatment episode, lasting up to 12 weeks.

Community pharmacies will also supply nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to both their own clients, and to those who present a letter of recommendation from an advisor from another venue.

It is not necessary for community pharmacies to offer both treatments and supply of NRT; providers can opt to do supply only.

Recommended Intervention Programme:

  • Session 1: Assessment (1 or 2 weeks before quit date) 20-30 min
  • Session 2: Quit Date 10-15 min
  • Session 3: 1 week post quit date 10-15 min
  • Session 4: 2 weeks post quit date 10-15 min
  • Session 5: 3 weeks post quit date 10-15 min
  • Session 6: 4 weeks post quit date (4 week follow up) 10-15 min.

The client is entitled to up to 12 weeks of NRT, but only if remaining smoke-free. Clients who are not smoke-free by 3 weeks post-quit date should come off the programme and not be offered any more NRT in this treatment episode. Additionally, clients who reach a 4 week quit but then relapse to smoking should not continue to get NRT.

Location of service

Leicestershire & Rutland LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved


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Not known.


This service is available in the Leicester City area only.