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NHS Stop Smoking Services Collection


Frequency: Quarterly


Background to the collection

The Stop Smoking Services Quarterly Return is a Public Health England (PHE) central return used to monitor the delivery of Stop Smoking Services (prior to 1 April 2013 this was a Department of Health (DH) return).

The return is collected from Local Authorities (LAs) by NHS Digital (formerly the HSCIC). The stop smoking collection is implemented via the Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS).

The return is made in an excel spreadsheet which is downloaded from the system in the first quarter of each year. The same spreadsheet is then used in each quarter to report throughout the year. Each quarter's return is on a separate tab within the workbook.


Launch and submission dates

QuarterEnd of 6 week follow up periodSubmission deadline
2016-17 Q112 August 20169 September 2016
2016-17 Q214 November 20169 December 2016
2016-17 Q313 February 201714 March 2017
2016-17 Q412 May 201716 June 2017

Local authority public health data returns

pdf icon PHE - Local authority public health data returns [148kb]

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