The Standard Treatment Programme (STP) complements the NCSCT Training and Assessment Programme which you must take and pass to become an NCSCT Certified Stop Smoking Practitioner.
The STP for the NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service is designed for you to follow closely (do what it says you should do, say what it suggests that you should say) so that you can deliver effective and evidence-based behaviour change techniques to give your patients the best chance of quitting.
In response to the revised service specification for the SCS, we have made some small changes to the Standard Treatment Programme for NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service. These are largely, but not exclusively, related to changing a pharmacy and pharmacy technician to "stop smoking practitioners". Edits also reflect new criteria to allow inclusion of persons with mental health conditions, including serious mental illness (SMI), and minor additions on screening for medications.
The Standard Treatment Programme (STP) for the NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) provides a step-by-step guide to delivering effective support to patients referred from NHS Trusts to Community Pharmacy as part of a transfer of care for the NHS Smoking Cessation Service.
The STP Checklists are a clinical tool designed to be used only when you are familiar with the content of the STP and confident in delivering the behaviour change techniques it contains.
We have also provided a Feedback form so that community pharmacists in the field can make suggestions for improvements to the STP.
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