HEE issues medicines management guidance for nursing associates

HEE issues medicines management guidance for nursing associates

February 23 2018 Health Education England has set out educational content expectations for...

RPS urges community pharmacists to take up free post-registration training

RPS urges community pharmacists to take up free post-registration training

February 22 2018 Community pharmacists in England are being urged to enrol on Masters level...

Which? report claims 'three in 10 pharmacies not following safety guidelines'

Which? report claims 'three in 10 pharmacies not following safety guidelines'

  February 20 2018 A covert study of pharmacies has claimed that some pharmacies are...

British Lung Foundation issues pharmacy resources

British Lung Foundation issues pharmacy resources

February 20 2018 Two new guides supporting the role of community pharmacists in helping patients...

CPPE announces patient safety learning campaign

CPPE announces patient safety learning campaign

February 19 2018 Pharmacists should be receiving educational material this week on a new patient...

  • HEE issues medicines management guidance for nursing associates

    HEE issues medicines management guidance for nursing associates

    Friday, 23 February 2018 10:14
  • RPS urges community pharmacists to take up free post-registration training

    RPS urges community pharmacists to take up free post-registration training

    Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:05
  • Which? report claims 'three in 10 pharmacies not following safety guidelines'

    Which? report claims 'three in 10 pharmacies not following safety guidelines'

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:04
  • British Lung Foundation issues pharmacy resources

    British Lung Foundation issues pharmacy resources

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:34
  • CPPE announces patient safety learning campaign

    CPPE announces patient safety learning campaign

    Monday, 19 February 2018 17:29

Umesh Modi is a chartered accountant, and Pamini Jatheeskumar is a chartered certified accountant at Silver Levene...
  Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead...
Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead pharmacist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
More inWhite Papers  

a nicotine patch imageOctober 10 2017

The number of smokers attempting to quit through NHS smoking cessation services fell 12% In Northern Ireland last year. 

 A total of 18,637 people set a quit date through the smoking cessation services in 2016-17, a decrease of 2,648 on the previous year, said Northern Ireland’s Department of Health. The decrease continues a five-year downward trend in people accessing services, from a high of 39,204 in 2011-12.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) was the most popular therapeutic intervention, used by 13,619 people or 73% of those who set a quit date having used this therapy. Champix was used by 866 people (5%) and Zyban by 30 people (0.2%).

Other data in the annual statistics indicates:

  • at the four-week follow-up 10,872 people reported that they had successfully quit, 58% of those setting a quit date;
  • the four-week success rate was 60% for males and 57% for females;
  • at the 52-week follow-up of those that had quit at four weeks in 2015-16, 36% reported still being tobacco free, while 26% had resumed smoking, and a further 38% could not be contacted.

Links:
Northern Ireland Department of Health announcement  
Tobacco statistics             

Practice News

February 23 2018 Health Education England has set out educational content expectations for nursing associates who administer medicines to patients.
February 19 2018 Pharmacists should be receiving educational material this week on a new patient safety campaign from the Centre of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education. Resources have been mailed out ahead...