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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services, England - April 2013 to June 2013

Publication date: 09:30 October 30, 2013

Summary

This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (NHS SSS) in England during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 June 2013.  This report includes information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up.  It also presents in depth analyses of the key measures of the service including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic groups and type of pharmacotherapy received and regional analyses at Region and Local Authority (LA) levels.

 

On 1 April 2013 responsibility for commissioning NHS Stop Smoking Services transferred from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to Local Authorities (LAs). Due to transitional reasons, two organisations have not submitted data for Quarter 1, and data for one other organisation are also excluded from this report due to a data quality issue.

 

Therefore, some figures in this report (including England and Regional totals) are under reported and caution should be exercised if attempting comparisons with previous years' data. These figures are provisional and it is hoped they will be revised throughout the year.

 

Final figures for 2013/14 will be included in the end of year report, expected to be published in August 2014.


Key Facts

Between April 2013 and June 2013 (for those organisations that returned data):

  • 138,106 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services.

  • At the 4 week follow-up 70,638 people had successfully quit (based on self-report), 51 per cent of those setting a quit date.
  • 73 per cent of successful quitters at the 4 week follow-up had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide (CO) verification.
  • Of those setting a quit date, success at the four week follow-up increased with age, from 38 per cent of those aged under 18, to 58 per cent of those aged 60 and over.
  • Of the 4,840 pregnant women who set a quit date, 2,262 successfully quit at the four week follow-up (47 per cent).

Coverage

Date Range: 01 April 2013 to 30 June 2013
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Local Authorities, Regions

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