Staffordshire Stop Smoking Service Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATE

Staffordshire Stop Smoking Service Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATE

May 22, 2020

FACE-TO-FACE SMOKING CONSULTATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CEASED

Hints and Tips for Smoking Cessation Pharmacies

CHL have put together the following hints & tips in helping you to provide telephone consultations:

  • Clients should be given an appointment date & time, just as they would if they were coming into the pharmacy
  • Appointments should be weekly for the first 4 weeks, then bi-weekly for the remainder of the service (where possible)
  • As there is currently no CO monitoring, clients are asked to be honest with their self-reported status (Ask how they have got on since you last spoke, and if they have adhered to the not a puff rule)
  • Consider if the technology used is appropriate/suitable for the service user
  • Summarise regularly to ensure communication has not been lost, particularly during any loss ofsignal or interruption
  • Ensure client privacy and confidentiality is maintained, and that the service user is aware thatinformation is being recorded and they have given their consent
  • NRT can either be posted out, delivered or collected from the pharmacy – Please ensure if beingdelivered or collected that social distance measures are in place. If being posted a trackable service

    should be used, in case of non-arrival of products

  • Behavioural support apps are available – www.nhs.uk/smokfree
  • More information available here: https://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_Remote_consultations.php

Service Update

As you should now be aware, the SSS in Staffs pharmacies has been decommissioned. Therefore, pharmacies should not take on any new clients but are able to continue to provide support to existing clients.

New Stop Smoking Clients

Any new clients wishing to stop smoking should be referred directly to Everyone Health: Tel: 03330050095




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