Locally Commissioned Services

SMOKING CESSATION

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Contact for Pharmacies

Sue Wild
Commissioning Lead – Health Improvement
Public Health and Strategic Commissioning
Warwickshire County Council
Saltisford Office Park
Ansell Way
Warwick
CV34 4UL


suewild@warwickshire.gov.uk

(please contact the LPC for phone number)

Websites

Public Health Warwickshire

Quit4Good Warwickshire

Documents & Downloads

Smoking Cessation SLA 2018/19

Varenicline PGD

NRT Voucher Nov 2018

Accreditation


NCSCT Website

Guidelines


How to Promote and Manage the SSS

Around 10 million people in the UK smoke cigarettes and two thirds of those would like to quit.¹

Pharmacy stop smoking services provide patients who are committed to quit with regular support and motivational counselling alongside the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy to increase the success of their quit attempt by 4 times compared to going it alone. The service is run by trained professionals face to face in the consultation room.

The pharmacy provides an easy to access setting for many patients at times that are suitable for their busy schedules increasing their success rates.

There are pharmacies accredited for NRT therapy, some pharmacies are also accredited to provide Varencline under PGD.


Additional support and commonly asked questions. Downloads are available below.

  • What training do I need to become accredited to provide smoking cessation services in Warwickshire?
  • Do I need any ongoing training to continue providing smoking cessation services in Warwickshire?
  • Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Warwickshire?
  • If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Warwickshire can I provide it for other Local Authorities?
  • Where can I find resources for this service?
  • How much does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the smoking cessation service?
  • How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the smoking cessation service?
  • I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?
What training do I need to become accredited to provide smoking cessation services in Warwickshire?

All pharmacy staff delivering intensive support and supplying NRT to smokers are required to complete
the online CPPE Stop Smoking module https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/smoking-e-01/ and have
attended the 1 day Face to Face stop smoking training course which meets national training standards.

In addition, the Pharmacist responsible for delivery of this SLA is required to complete:
 CPPE Stop Smoking module https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/smoking-e-01/
 CPPE Safeguarding Children module (as this service is available to under 16 year olds)

Existing service providers should ensure that they comply with the above when there is a change in the
named Pharmacist. New service providers should complete the above before or within 3 months of
starting the service.

It is recommended that any other staff who work in the pharmacy and who haven’t attended the 1 day
Face to Face training complete the CPPE Smoking Cessation online training, so they can support a
whole pharmacy approach to delivering the stop smoking service.

The required 1 day Face to Face training course will be provided as detailed above by Warwickshire
County Council. Contact phadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk for details.

Do I need any ongoing training to continue providing smoking cessation services in Warwickshire?

To ensure that trained staff continue to be competent to deliver the service they are required to:
a. Complete the CPPE Stop Smoking module https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/smoking-e01/
every 2 years
b. Attend refresher training as required
c. Ensure their skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date by accessing the information available on
the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training at www.ncsct.co.uk

Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Warwickshire?

No. You can only deliver the service in pharmacies who have signed the SLA.  If you are in a pharmacy which has not signed the SLA you should signpost the patient to the nearest pharmacy providing the service

If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Warwickshire can I provide it for other Local Authorities?

No. You will need to check the requirements of the local scheme with the local authority in which you would like to offer the scheme. You should look at the relevant LPC website and contact the Local Authority. You will need to make yourself familiar with the local scheme, SLA and PGDs.

Where can I find resources for this service?

A comprehensive range of resources is available from the Quit4Good website:
https://quit4good.warwickshire.gov.uk/support-4-health-professionals/

How much does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the smoking cessation service?

£10.65 per client for setting a quit date with agreed date for follow-up
£41.00 per client still quit at 4-week follow-up
£10.65 per client not quit at 4-week follow-up. No payment for those not followed up at 4 weeks.
£5.15 per client for 12-week follow-up after quit date
Max. available per client = £56.80

How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the smoking cessation service?

Service Providers will receive payments ONLY on completion and submission of monitoring
data via PharmOutcomes.

Payments will be paid monthly in arrears by Warwickshire County Council.

I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?

If you have a safe guarding concern you must contact the safeguarding team. Information is supplied on the LPC website:  http://www.warwickshirelpc.co.uk/safeguarding/ You must not assume that someone else will report the incident. Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility.


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