Services Database Stop Smoking

Service ID

36127

Description

The pharmacy Stop Smoking Service will involve multi-session interventions, with a total potential client contact time of 1.5 hours (minimum) from pre-quit preparation to 12 weeks post-quit. This will involve offering weekly support to individuals committing to quit smoking from their quit date until they have been quit for 4-weeks or until they relapse, if less than 4-weeks after the quit date.

The service consists of the following:

  • an initial assessment when a quit date will be set, the treatment options;
  • the provision of a weekly face to face meeting with CO monitoring;
  • a review 4-weeks (28 days from quit date – 3 or + 14 days) after the quit date when a carbon monoxide reading is taken;
  • CO validation of self-reported quits at 4-weeks should be attempted in at least 85% of cases; and
  • blood pressure, pulse rate and rhythm to be tested and recorded alongside CO measurement at the start and finish of the quit attempt for any person aged 18 years or older.

Location of service

Suffolk LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Stop Smoking Service.

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

All staff must attend a two day course to become Level 2 trained (pharmacists and technicians are only required to attend day one).

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