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  • Department of Health Guidance

    As part of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) brings together expert advice, analysis and evidence with policy development and implementation to shape and drive health improvement and equalities priorities for government. The focus is towards preventing ill health, in particular in the places and communities where there are the most significant disparities.

    This section has information on OHID policy and resources and, published in 2024, includes the Local Stop Smoking Services and support: commissioning, delivery and monitoring guidance. COMING SOON!

    Local Stop Smoking Services: Service and delivery guidance 2014

    This guidance provides an overview of the latest evidence relating to the commissioning, delivery and monitoring of stop smoking service to support effective local planning and delivery.

    It also provides best practice guidance and case studies for both service commissioners and providers.

    Commissioned by Public Health England, this 2014 guidance replaces all previously published versions.

    Local Stop Smoking Services and support: commissioning, delivery and monitoring guidance


    This document provides clear steps for commissioning, delivering and monitoring effective, evidence-based stop smoking support. This guidance, which replaces the previous document published in 2014, includes evidence updates and current developments in best practice.

    This document will undergo a formal annual review and be edited as new policy, research and clinical guidance developments emerge.

    Annual review due: 28.2.25. Date of last substantive review: 28.2.24

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