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.