Cehi smoking factsheet

Gateshead Centre
for Enabling Health
Skills and
A factsheet to support, develop and share health improvement practice in Gateshead Who smokes?
Trained intermediate advisors (practice nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy dispensers and counter staff, Benefits of stopping
Sure Start advisors) have to complete 11⁄2 days training These advisors offer weekly support for at least the first 4 Symptoms
weeks of the quit attempt, with those quit at 4 weeks offered ongoing fortnightly support for up to 12 weeks post quit date.
This support is offered face-to-face and payment is made to the relevant employer (pharmacy, GP practice) for each client seen. Training available via Stop Smoking Service: 0191 451 6610 Why does it matter?
Can be offered by anyone working with people once trained.
One hour training session available on regular basis via OD & Training Dept, on QEH 0191 445 2984 The session includes: Importance of helping smokers to stop, Nicotine
addiction, How to raise the issues of smoking and how to give simple advice on quitting Supporting
Feedback, information, or suggestions for future factsheets?
Please contact: Pat Elms, CEHI Manager, Gateshead PCT, Team View, 5th Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead Developing
For further information, please contact: Practice
Skills and
Tel: 0191 497 1475 Email: [email protected] Knowledge
Maria Williams, Stop Smoking Service Co-ordinator 0191 451 6610
s u p p o r t i n g d e v e l o p i n g s h a r i n g s u p p o r t i n g d e v e l o p i n g s h a r i n g “The number of adultswho smoke has stoppedfalling. Worse still thenumber of children who What works?
What doesn’t work?
Who manages the service?
What’s available in
Intensive support
quit, with 20% stopped long term. smoking service.
NRT prescribing
What do I need to do?
Smoking Kills
NRT or Zyban, and referral tospecialist support where needed, Who do I contact for
Support for staff
Advise your clients to stop; providing personalised messages who want to quit
more information?
Gateshead & South Tyneside
Stop Smoking Service
prescription for those entitled tofree prescriptions.
You can also contact the aboveservice for resources.
Smoke free policy
Your views on the smokingcessation service should be “My advisor has been excellent support throughout and I would Client survey, 2003
Client survey, 2003
advise anyone to go to her if they wished to stop smoking”
Client survey, 2003
s u p p o r t i n g d e v e l o p i n g s h a r i n g s u p p o r t i n g d e v e l o p i n g s h a r i n g

Source: http://cehi.org.uk/documents/CEHI%20Smoking%20Factsheet.pdf

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