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Smoking cessation

Key documents for service delivery

Smoking cessation reporting to Public Health Dorset

  • providers using SystmOne and EMIS are required to download and complete the new and simplified (updated May 2020) smoking cessation Excel reporting template 2020-21 (click on the link and select “Save” followed by “Open” when prompted)
  • providers using PharmOutcomes or Outcomes4Health should use the relevant smoking cessation templates within these systems as outlined in the service specification

Resources to support delivery during Covid-19

Ordering smoking cessation equipment

CO monitoring machines and mouth pieces can be ordered from these companies:

MD Diagnostics Ltd:

Bedfont Scientific:


Smoking cessation training requirements

There is no requirement for providers to attend face to face training to deliver this service.

The information below is a summary of the main training requirements. For more detailed information please see the smoking cessation service specification.

From a training perspective, all clinical staff providing treatment under the current pharmacy PGD must:

Initial training

Complete the online NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) training and assessment.

Competency assessment

NCSCT can be contacted by telephone on: 01305 755 828 and email: enquiries@ncsct.co.uk

Pharmacy assistants, or staff in equivalent roles, can undertake smoking cessation training relevant to their role on the NCSCT website training pages.

Useful resources

Chris Ricketts from Public Health Dorset talks about the use of e-cigarettes

The use of e-cigarettes
The use of e-cigarettes

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