Support 4 Health Professionals

Training

All staff involved in delivery of intensive smoking cessation support must have received training to national standards for smoking cessation training. This is achieved through completing the NCSCT Online Training and Assessment programme for stop smoking practitioners http://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_training-and-assessment-programme.php and attending a one day face to face training commissioned by Public Health Warwickshire.

New course date Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at Wolston Community Centre. Booking form here

Other training enquiries, please contact phadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk or tel 01926 731484

We also recommend colleagues complete the NCSCT training module on very brief advice on smoking (VBA), you can access the module here.

Stop smoking practitioners also need to complete the NCSCT Online Training and Assessment programme for stop smoking practitioners http://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_training-and-assessment-programme.php if they have only completed the one day face to face training.

Refresher Training

Stop smoking practitioners have to refresh their training every 2 years as per the specification.
They can do this by completing the NCSCT Online Training and Assessment programme for stop smoking practitioners http://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_training-and-assessment-programme.php (especially for those staff who originally attended the 2 day face to face training course) or they may also attend a one day face to face training course to refresh their skills.

E-cigarettes: a guide for healthcare professionals

This course covers the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes, types of device and issues for e-cigarette users to consider. It looks specifically at the role of e-cigarettes for young people and pregnant women who smoke, and answers frequently asked questions. The course aims to provide health professionals with the knowledge, and clinical guidance, to ensure that the advice that they give to smokers is evidence-based and effective.

You can access the course via the NCSCT website or directly here

The launch of the course coincides with the publication of the latest (February 2018) evidence review by Public Health England.  The full report can be downloaded from the online course and the executive summary is here

New pragmatic guide: Treating tobacco dependence in primary care

Primary Care Respiratory Society has produced a new guide to treating tobacco dependence in primary care: https://www.pcrs-uk.org/resource/tobacco-dependency-pragmatic-guide

This pragmatic guide is a practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based framework to enable healthcare professionals to routinely identify smokers, encourage a quit attempt and support that quit attempt within the real-world context of their own professional sphere.

CO Monitoring Information 

CO Monitors and mouthpieces are available free of charge to commissioned Stop Smoking Providers.  To order phone 01926 413751 or email phadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk. If your monitor is faulty then please contact the helpdesk through their website http://www.intermedicalsupport.co.uk/ and click on Open New Ticket. Please provide as much detail as possible so they can best assist you. To update a previously submitted ticket, please use the form to the right.

Smoking in Pregnancy Service 

The Warwickshire Smoking in Pregnancy Service can offer one to one support to pregnant smokers along with their partners and family members. Text or call the Stop Smoking in Pregnancy helpline number 07917 227004.

Pregnant smokers can phone the NHS Pregnancy Helpline free on 0300 123 1044.  Opening hours are 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, offering confidential counselling for pregnant smokers who want to stop.

General Resources

Stop smoking resources for patients and clients can be ordered direct from the British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/publications/smoking/stop-smoking and

https://www.bhf.org.uk/publications/smoking/10-minutes-to-change-your-life—time-to-quit.
You will need to register first which is very quick and easy.

Quit4good bags and posters to promote your service are available from Public Health Warwickshire. To order phone 01926 413751 or email phadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Click the links below to access the documents for information

Quit4Good Service Information Leaflet

It’s so much easier since I quit” – guide to quitting for good can be downloaded from PHE
https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/29/resources/1394
The booklet features an interactive planner that takes smokers through the four key steps to quitting smoking “Think”, “Prepare”, “Quit” and “Stop for good

PPC Info Pre Payment information on prescription pre-payment certificate

Warwickshire Stop Smoking Service Guidelines

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigs) / Vapourisers – A Guide for Stop Smoking Advisors
Certificate for Successful Quitters
Smokefree Formula Book – Flyer and prescription
The Impact of Smoking
Deaths Caused by Smoking Poster

Guidance for GP Practices

Click on the following link for access to Outcomes4health to record your smoking activity – https://outcomes4health.org/o4h/

Guidance for Pharmacies

Click the links below to access the documents for information

Best Practice Guidelines from Kasli Pharmacy

Guidance for completing PharmOutcomes

Factsheets

Information Sheets for you to print and give to clients :

Factsheet 1 : Pipes, Cigars & Roll-Ups

Factsheet 2 : Shisha Smoking

Factsheet 3 : Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke

Factsheet 4 : Smoking & Blindness

Factsheet 5 : Carbon Monoxide & Smoking

Factsheet 6 : Hypnotherapy & Acupuncture

Factsheet 7 : Herbal Cigarettes

Factsheet 8 : Physical Activity

Factsheet 9 : Cannabis Smoking

Factsheet 10 : Myths & Facts on Smoking & Pregnancy

Factsheet 11 : Relapse Prevention

Factsheet 12 : E-Cigarettes

Factsheet 13 : Smoking & Stress

Factsheet 14 : Oral Health

Factsheet 15 : E-Cigarettes – Helping A Client Quit

Factsheet 16 : Not Sure If You Want To Quit4Good?

Factsheet 17 : Preparing To Quit

Factsheet 18 : Smokefree Formula

Factsheet 19 : Stop Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Factsheet 20 : E-Cigs & Pregnancy

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