Services Database Stop Smoking (Swindon Area)

Service ID

36292

Description

The overall aim of this locally commissioned service is to support the reduction of smoking prevalence in Swindon and to reduce health inequalities by enabling clients to access high quality stop smoking support which best fits their needs. Pharmacists can supply nicotine replacement therapy, where appropriate. 

Objectives are to:

  • provide a readily accessible quality service for smokers who want to quit;
  • improve access to and choice of stop smoking services, including access to pharmacological and non-pharmacological stop smoking aids;
  • encourage brief interventions with smokers to be regularly carried out and recorded and appropriate referral for smokers that want to quit; and 
  • ensure that robust data is collected by the Stop Smoking Service to enable accurate and timely measurement of outcomes, to assess effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the stop smoking intervention.

Service outline:

  • Initial assessment
  • Week 1-3 follow up
  • Week 4 quit assessment
  • Week 5-8 follow-up assessment

If, at the final assessment, the client requires further stop smoking support, he/she should be referred to the Swindon Stop Smoking Service. 

The materials and equipment required, including carbon monoxide monitors and disposable mouthpieces, are supplied free of charge to the pharmacy by Swindon Borough Council.

Location of service

Swindon & Wiltshire LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known.

Comments

This service is available in the Swindon area only.