A Person Stop Smoking Episode is an ACTIVITY GROUP.
A Person Stop Smoking Episode is a period of time during which a PERSON attempts to stop smoking as a result of structured stop smoking interventions, delivered by Stop Smoking Service staff trained to National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training level 2 standard or equivalent. During this time, it is expected that the PERSON will set an Intended Smoking Quit Date.
The Person Stop Smoking Episode:
- starts when the PERSON has consented to a programme of treatment and presents themselves to the Stop Smoking Service for a treatment session and has set an Intended Smoking Quit Date
- ends 28 days after their specified Intended Smoking Quit Date (or within 25 to 42 days of the Intended Smoking Quit Date) when it is confirmed that the PERSON:
- has stopped smoking
- has not been successful or
- are lost to follow up (where the PERSON could not be contacted at four weeks (within 25 to 42 days )).
A PERSON who has participated in an assessment session but failed to attend for treatment should not be counted as having started a Person Stop Smoking Episode.
Further information on the NHS Stop Smoking Services and the monitoring guidance can be found on the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training website at Local Stop Smoking Services: Service and Delivery Guidance 2014.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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