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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2008 to March 2009, Annual reportOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 20 Aug 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Regions, Local Authorities
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2008 to 31 Mar 2009
The title of this publication was corrected on 26 November 2009, from Statistics on Stop Smoking, England 2009 to the pre-announced title: Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2008 to March 2009.No other changes have been made to this publication. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
This annual report presents final results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (NHS SSS) in England during the period April 2008 to March 2009. 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 Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trust (PCT) levels.
In 2008/09 there have been new data items added to the collection. This includes data for the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up categorised by socio economic classification, eligibility to receive free prescriptions, intervention setting and intervention type . There are weaknesses with this newly collected data as is common with new data collections, but rather than withhold this already useful dataset we have been releasing it labelled 'experimental statistics' over the course of the year.
The report includes an assessment of the quality of these new data items. Overall there have been clear improvements in data quality throughout the year and we are seeking input from users to help improve it further. The report also includes for the first time a review of the extent to which revisions have been made to the provisional number of people setting a quit date, the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up and expenditure data from quarter to quarter.
- 671,259 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services, a decrease of 1 per cent (9,030) from 2007/08 (680,289), but an increase of 12 per cent (70,849) from 2006/07 (600,410).
- at the 4 week follow-up 337,054 people had successfully quit (based on self-report), 50 per cent of those who set a quit date. This is a decrease of 4 per cent (13,746) from 2007/08 (350,800), but an increase of 5 per cent (17,334) from 2006/07 (319,720).
- 67 per cent of those who had successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up had their results confirmed by CO verification. This percentage was 60 per cent for the same period in 2007/08 and 62 per cent for the same period in 2006/07.
- total expenditure on NHS Stop Smoking Services was £74 million, an increase of 21 per cent (£13 million) from the same period in 2007/08 (£61 million) and an increase of 44 per cent (£22 million) from the same period in 2006/07 (£51 million). The cost per quitter is £219 compared with £173 in the same period in 2007/08 and £160 in the same period in 2006/07. These figures do not include expenditure on pharmacotherapies.
- among all clients who set a quit date, the majority (67 per cent) received only Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). A further 20 per cent received only varenicline (Champix), 2 per cent received only bupropion (Zyban) and less than 1 per cent received both NRT and bupropion. 5 per cent of people who set a quit date did not receive any pharmacotherapy and the type of treatment was unknown for a further 5 per cent.