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Stop smoking interventions and services [NG92]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.2.1

Set targets for stop smoking services, including the number of people using the service and the proportion who successfully quit smoking. Performance targets should include: •treating at least 5% of the estimated local population who smoke each year •achieving a successful quit rate of at least 35% at 4 weeks, based on everyone who starts treatment and defining success as not having smoked (confirmed by carbon monoxide monitoring of exhaled breath) in the fourth week after the quit date. [2018]

What was measured: Proportion of people who set a quit date through NHS stop smoking services that successfully quit at 4 week follow up (confirmed by carbon monoxide validation)
Data collection end: March 2018
36%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England.


Recommendation: 1.2.2

Check self-reported abstinence using carbon monoxide monitoring, with success defined as less than 10 parts per million (ppm) at 4 weeks after the quit date. This does not imply that treatment should stop at 4 weeks. [2018]

What was measured: Proportion of people who at the 4 week follow up were self-reported successful quitters (said they have not smoked at all since 2 weeks after quit date) who were CO validated quitters.
Data collection end: March 2018
71%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England.


Recommendation: 1.4.1

At every opportunity, ask people if they smoke and advise them to stop smoking in a way that is sensitive to their preferences and needs. [2018]

What was measured: Proportion of patients aged 15 or over whose notes record smoking status in the preceding 24 months.
Data collection end: March 2018
74.2%
Number that met the criteria: 30621216 / 41266242
Area covered: England
Source: Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ)



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