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Public Health Service (PHS)

Published on 12 July 2021

The Public Health Service (PMS) supports pharmacists and their staff in promoting self-care towards patients.

NHS smoking cessation

Smoking cessation aims to provide extended access through the NHS to smoking cessation support, including the provision of patient-centred behavioural support.

Smoking cessation risk assessment

There are a number of circumstances whereby you are required to fill out a risk assessment form before treating your customer or patient.

In this instance, our risk assessment form must be completed.

E-learning for smoking cessation

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) provide online e-learning modules around smoking cessation via their online portal. Visit their website to find out more.

National Patient Group Direction

Individual boards can download and use this template to create a localised Patient Group Direction (PGD), supporting the use of Varenicline.

Varenicline may be supplied as part of the National Public Health Service (PHS) element of the community pharmacy contractual arrangements to support smoking cessation attempts.

Read the EHC service specification on the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate website.