Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for nearly 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease. Smoking cessation and harm reduction services reduce the number of smokers, the harm from smoking and the number starting to smoke.
Our Smoking Cessation programme follows the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training’s (NCSCT) Standard Treatment Programme and aligns with best practice and relevant NICE guidance for behaviour change (NICE PH6, PH49) and smoking cessation (NICE NG92, PH26, QS82).
Our enhanced behavioural support combines a patient-centred approach to stepped care with the COM-B model, helping participants identify whether they need support with their Capability, Opportunity or Motivation to stop smoking, and the required level of that support.
This is supplemented by pharmacotherapy protocols enabling both referral and direct supply of Nicotine Replacement Treatment (NRT) to boost likelihood of successful quits. We also offer structured behavioural support for Harm Reduction including the use of NRT and e-cigarettes.
The Smoking Cessation programme starts with a 1 ½ hour group Getting Started session. This is followed by 6-12 x ½ hour sessions delivered in either group or 1:1 formats over two to three months. Groups can be ‘closed’ or ‘open’.
Coaches must be NCSCT Practitioner trained, with additional required modules, and also attend two days of in-person programme training. Our resources include a manual and ‘kit’ for Coaches and a workbook for participants.
Our Smoking Cessation programmes follow the NCSCT’s Standard Treatment Programme. Enhanced behavioural support is supplemented by pharmacotherapy protocols enabling both referral and direct supply of Nicotine Replacement Treatment (NRT). We also offer Harm Reduction, including NRT and e-cigarettes.