Services Database Stop Smoking (Newcastle Area)

Service ID



Service Provision

  •  This service forms part of the Programme of Stop Smoking Services for which Change, Grow, Live (CGL) have been commissioned as Programme Managers by Newcastle City Council.
  • Pharmacies who sign up to deliver the service will provide Brief Intervention plus Pharmacotherapy.
  • Service provision must be provided by staff employed directly by the pharmacy.
  • The service should comply with quality standards, in line with the training provided and the service level agreement.
  • The area of the pharmacy used for provision of this service must provide a sufficient level of privacy and safety. The pharmacy should ultimately be working toward having a private consultation area which meets the regulatory requirements for advanced services (as set out in the drug tariff) as a minimum.
  • Clients wanting appointments with a pharmacy advisor should be seen within 2 weeks or referred to other local services (participating pharmacy or drop-in) or given the number of the specialist Stop Smoking Service
  • Clients should be given weekly appointments for at least the first 4 weeks
  • The first appointment should be for a minimum of 20 minutes, and subsequent appointments for 10 minutes
  • Missed appointments should be followed up (3 attempts) by telephone
    3.10 Pharmacy advisors should use the carbon monoxide (CO) monitor to validate quit attempts. Pharmacies are expected to achieve an 85% CO validation rate of clients self-reporting at 4-weeks

Location of service

North of Tyne LPC


Other: Change, Grow, Live

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved


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Not known.


This service is available in the Newcastle area only.