New Stop Smoking Service for patients in Nottingham city
Patients registered at GP practices in Nottingham city can now access a brand new 6-week stop smoking programme called “Stub It!”
The programme is available through GP+ Nottingham City, the evening and weekend GP service located in Nottingham city centre. Launched in September, the clinicians delivering the programme are Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants working at the service.
Once signed up to the programme, patients are entitled to 3 appointments with a specially trained Stop Smoking Clinician. Appointments are available from 4-8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
Ankish Patel, Clinical Pharmacist on the new service commented:
“The Stub It! service has been really well received by our patients in Nottingham city. We have seen over 80 patients since the service launched and have achieved close to a 60% quit rate in this short period. Patients have found the behavioural support extremely helpful and our follow up rate has been good. We hope that as the service grows and the experience within the team develops, we will be able to build on this great start and continue to support all the upcoming new year stop smoking resolutions.”
Patients wishing to take that first step on their journey to quitting smoking simply need to contact their own GP practice and ask for an appointment at Stub It! You can find our more about the service here.