Professional portal

This page is aimed at professionals who wish to sign up to deliver a public health commissioned service.

Here you will find details of service specifications, patient group directions (PGDs) and all the appropriate forms required to sign up to a service with detailed instruction on who and where to send completed paperwork.

Click on the service you require to find instructions on how to sign up as a provider. Currently Stop Smoking Services are included on the portal; further services will be added in due course.

 

Stop Smoking Services 

Community Specialist Stop Smoking Service

The community based stop smoking support in North Yorkshire is delivered by the Living Well SmokeFree team. 

Find out more about our smoke free service here.
 

Referral process 

Health professionals can refer patients by either completing the Living Well SmokeFree referral form and emailing to stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk. Or by phone on 01609 797272.   
 

Eligibility criteria

  • Would like to stop smoking (or adopt a harm reduction approach) and receive support from the Specialist Smoke Free Service;
  • Is not receiving a stop smoking service from another provider;
  • Is a tobacco smoker or e-cigarette user that resides in North Yorkshire, works in North Yorkshire or is registered with a North Yorkshire GP;
  • Is above the age of 12.

Any potential client who does not meet all of these criteria will not be eligible to access the Specialist Smoke Free Service.
 

Pharmacy In-House Specialist Stop Smoking Service Information

North Yorkshire Pharmacies can sign up to provide in-house specialist stop smoking support, a NRT voucher scheme and varenicline PGD supply, please find relevant details below:

 

             NRT voucher
             Change of NRT mid voucher
             New voucher cross function
             Change of voucher process
             GP letter process

 

            Varenicline screening questionnaire
            Example letter of recommendation for Varenicline supply
            PGD pharmacist assessment
            Example letter of recommendation – follow up supply
            Example GP notification letter of Varenicline initiation
            Record of supply of Varenicline
            NYCC PGD for the supply of Varenicline
            Declaration of competence for smoking cessation services
            GPhC standards for registered pharmacies

 

For further information please contact Nicola Dixon on socialservices.contractingunit@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 536503

 

GP In-House Specialist Stop Smoking Service Information

North Yorkshire GPs can sign up to provide in-house specialist stop smoking support, please find the relevant details below:

 

For further information please contact Nicola Dixon on socialservices.contractingunit@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 536503 
 

Stop Smoking Specialist Advisor Training

The following training is available for providers of specialist stop smoking service and must be completed as per the service specifications prior to service delivery:

  • Level 1 and 2 (essential for service delivery)
  • NRT Voucher Training
  • Very Brief Advice (VBA)

For more information on training contact Living Well Smokefree: stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk  01609 797272  


Smoking Cessation Formulary

This formulary should be used alongside relevant clinical guidelines to ensure provision of clinically and cost effective medicines as part of evidence-based treatment intervention.

 

Useful Contact Numbers

  • Contracting – Nicola Dixon, Senior Contracting Officer, 01609 536503
  • Claims and Payments – Phillippa Sellstrom, Health Improvement Manager, 01609 536836
  • Ordering of mouth pieces for CO monitors - stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk 
  • Pharmoutcomes or Outcomes4Health Queries – helpdesk@phpartnership.com or 01983 216699