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There is good evidence about the effectiveness of healthcare professionals in assisting patients to stop smoking.
A number of studies have recently shown benefits from the prescription of nicotine replacement therapy to buproprion in patients who have indicated a wish to quit smoking.
The strategy does not need to be written by the practice team. A local or national protocol could be adapted for use specifically by the contractor and implemented. The provision of dedicated smoking cessation services remains the responsibility of NHS England.
See indicator wording for requirement criteria.
Verification - NHS England may choose to review prescribing data and may also examine the literature available for patients who wish to quit smoking. Signs of implementation may be evident in the contractor's prescribing data or in the patient leaflets that are used by the contractor.
There is no APDF calculation for SMOK003 and SMOK004.
Prepared By Jean Keenan