- 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.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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