- have received appropriate training for their role,
- carry out the 4 week follow-up promptly, in accordance with the current guidance,
- offer weekly support for at least the first four weeks of a quit attempt,
- attempt to confirm smoking status of all PERSONS self-reporting as having quit at 4 week follow-up by use of a carbon monoxide monitor, except where follow-up is carried out by telephone.
The majority of Stop Smoking Services will operate broadly on the 'Maudsley' model of a clinic providing intensive support, usually on a group therapy basis, to the most dependent smokers. The Stop Smoking Service should also continue to be supplemented by a range of SERVICES in various settings in primary care, secondary care and the community.
Central monitoring of data regarding 52 week follow-up is no longer required however, follow-up at 52 week stage is still recommended as good practice to establish long-term success rates and this information should still be collected locally.
For further information on Stop Smoking Services, see the Department of Health part of the gov.uk website at Stop Smoking Service: monitoring and guidance update.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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