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eHow Community Pharmacists Can Make A Contribution To PCT Smoking Cessation Targets
Alistair Murray Green Light Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy and Smoking Cessation
History of Green Light PharmacyRelationships with PCTs How pharmacy can help deliver local smoking cessation objectives

Green Light Pharmacy
Established in 1999 Founders wanted to develop new model of pharmacy incorporatingpublic health agenda First branch (Euston) in area with many health needs and health inequalities

Green Light Pharmacy
Set up partnership with local stakeholders (West Euston Healthy CommunityPartnership) Funding from Big Lottery fund and originally had services commissioned under LPS contract Employ local people to help reduce cultural barriers between us and the community

RelationshipWith PCT
Based in Camden PCT Close working relationship with Smoking Cessation team (Free phone QuitLine signposts clients to nearby services) Strong Medicines Management Team – now looking to set upa Pharmacy Forum to promote stronger communication pathways

Smoking Cessation and the PCT
In the last year the PCT doubled the number of quitters through pharmacy Pharmacy provides an easilyaccessible service and can match local languages and cultures A good way to ‘train’ pharmacy in preparation for PBC as skills transferable for new way of working

Delivering Local Objectives
Targetgroups – can pharmacies provide counselling in languages that help target populations with high smoking rates? Accessibility – pharmacies offer convenience (opening hours and geography) Capacity – banon smoking in public places will create surge in demand

Delivering Local Objectives
Hospital pharmacists – target local inpatients (‘Captive Audience’!) who may well be priority because of otherhealth complications Outreach projects (older men/ Bangladeshi, Irish and Somali communities) funded by Local Area Agreement – take the services to the smokers (Bingo hall was most successful) ‘Quit...
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