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Stop smoking services [PH10]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 2

Who is the target population? Everyone who smokes or uses tobacco in any other form. Who should take action? Managers and providers of NHS Stop Smoking Services. What action should they take? Offer behavioural counselling, group therapy, pharmacotherapy or a combination of treatments that have been proven to be effective (see the list at the start of this section). Ensure clients receive behavioural support from a person who has had training and supervision that complies with the 'Standard for training in smoking cessation treatments' or its updates. Provide tailored advice, counselling and support, particularly to clients from minority ethnic and disadvantaged groups. Provide services in the language chosen by clients, wherever possible. Ensure the local NHS Stop Smoking Service aims to treat minority ethnic and disadvantaged groups at least in proportion to their representation in the local population of tobacco users. (See also NICE public health guidance 1 on smoking cessation).

What was measured: The contractor supports patients who smoke in stopping smoking by a strategy which includes providing literature and offering appropriate therapy.
Data collection end: July 2015
99.6%
Area covered: England
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality Outcomes Framework.

What was measured: Proportion patients aged 15 or over who are recorded as current smokers who have a record of an offer of support and treatment within the preceding 24 months
Data collection end: March 2015
85.8%
Area covered: England
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality Outcomes Framework.


Recommendation: 6

Who is the target population? People receiving care and advice from a health professional in primary care or secondary care. Who should take action? PCTs. Healthcare professionals. What action should they take? Primary care providers Healthcare professionals should be trained to give brief advice on stopping tobacco use and should have contact with the local NHS Stop Smoking Service to which they can refer people. Healthcare professionals should identify and record the smoking and/or tobacco use status of all their patients. Those who use tobacco should be: reminded at every suitable opportunity of the health benefits of stopping offered brief advice and, if they want to stop using tobacco, referred to the local NHS Stop Smoking Service. If patients do not wish to attend the service, they should be offered brief advice and support to help them quit, and pharmacotherapy as appropriate. Patients referred for elective surgery should be encouraged to stop smoking before the operation. Patients who want to stop smoking for good should also be referred to the local NHS Stop Smoking Service. See also recommendations 1, 7 and 9 from Smoking cessation in secondary care: acute, maternity and mental health services (NICE public health guidance 48). Secondary care providers See Smoking cessation in secondary care: acute, maternity and mental health services (NICE public health guidance 48). (See also NICE public health guidance 1 on smoking cessation)

What was measured: Proportion of patients with type 2 diabetes over 12 years old who had their smoking status recorded in the last year.
Data collection end: March 2015
85.2%
Area covered: National
Source: NHS Digital. National Diabetes Audit.



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