Smoking cessation: practical resources for health professionals
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30-min CPD e-learning on the essentials of smoking cessation & how to deliver effective VBA to promote behaviour change (free to register).
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Primary health professionals play an important role in smoking cessation because you are ideally placed to advise people how to quit and about the support options available to them. Explore the evidence, complete the training and find practical tools and resources to support your patient conversations.
Effective cessation interventions
There are several interventions to help people stop smoking. Different cessation tools, including prescribed medication, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and e-cigarettes, will work better for different individuals, but we know that quit attempts are more likely to be successful with behavioural support.
Visit our e-cigarette hub for health professionals. Explore the evidence, FAQs, expert opinions and latest guidance around e-cigarettes, including a video and podcast on the RCGP official position on the role of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid (in partnership with CRUK, updated 2017).
We have a range of useful free e-learning courses to help your clinical practice.
Practical information and support
We have a range of useful information to help your clinical practice.
Stoptober and patient resources
Stoptober is returning for its eighth year with an exciting new campaign and PR activity launching on 19 September. This year, Stoptober will encourage smokers to end their relationship with cigarettes and ‘give quitting a go’ for 28 days on 1 October. To boost their chances of quitting the campaign will signpost to the full range of support tools available, including the Personal Quit Plan that was developed for last year’s campaign. Access promotional materials below.
Very Brief Advice training in your practice
The Health Professional Engagement Facilitator team at Cancer Research UK engage with primary care to improve cancer outcomes for patients across the UK. The Facilitators can offer training for healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff on delivery of VBA for smoking cessation. This training can take place within the GP practice. If you are interested in getting in contact with your local Facilitator, please get in touch.
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