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 September 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 group, socio-economic classification as well as by intervention type and setting and type of pharmacotherapy received and regional analyses at Local Authority (LA) and Region 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, one organisation (City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) has not submitted data for Quarter 1 and 2. Figures for Bournemouth Borough Council (Unitary) also include data for Borough of Poole Council (Unitary) in Quarter 1. Manchester City Council are still working to resolve a data quality issue and these data are also excluded from this report.
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.
Quarterly results from the monitoring of NHS SSS for 2013-14 are provisional and will subsequently be revised to account for any revisions submitted by LAs throughout the year. At this stage, any comparisons between 2013-14 and earlier years compare provisional figures with final figures. Final figures for 2013-14 will be included in the end of year report, expected to be published in August 2014.
Note: Table 6 of the National tables and the three Local Authority tables (both MS Excel and CSV format) have today (27 January 2014) been re-issued to correct an error within the East Midlands region where the data displayed did not always correspond to the correct Local Authority. The totals for East Midlands Region and the National totals are unaffected. The Health and Social Care Information Centre apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.