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SmokeFree Hull’s stop smoking free training sessions are available to healthcare professionals in the local area. They come in a range of lengths and depth, find out more below.

Very brief stop smoking advice (30-60 minutes)

This type of session is suitable for people working in the Hull area and can take place in the workplace. It has been structured to last between 30-60 minutes and provide easily accessible information around stop smoking. It is designed to raise awareness and understanding of referral pathways to help employees and colleagues quit smoking.

Brief advice (half day)

For people who engage with smokers and their families in their work, this half-day course has been designed to encourage others to make informed choices about smoking.

As part of this course, you will gain a better understanding of the treatment options, resources and how to best support someone who has quit. Following the completion of the course, you will be able to recognise the different types of smoking cessation intervention and how smoking affects public health. Through group discussions, you will gain a broader understanding of smoking in the public eye. You will also be confident in referring smokers who wish to quit to SmokeFree Hull.

Smoking in Pregnancy Training (1.5 hours)

If you’re a worker who is around pregnant smokers and their families, this course is suitable for you. It has been designed to enable you to confidently give advice to these people and refer them to SmokeFree Hull where necessary.

As part of this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of the effects of smoking when pregnant on the foetus and baby, and be able to provide suitable advice.

Community Adviser Training (11-13 hours)

This course is more in-depth and is suitable for staff in the local area who will be able to provide stop smoking interventions. The course is made up of one training day, one three hour follow-up session and two hours shadowing a specialist adviser.

Once you have completed this course, you will be qualified to provide one-to-one stop smoking support and advice to an intermediate level. You will be able to set up a clinic, arrange for stop smoking drugs to be supplied and submit data to the Department of Health and the Commissioners of the Service.

As part of the programme you’ll cover the following topics:

  • Current NHS stop smoking medication, uses and side-effects
  • Development of your own communication skills to promote smoking cessation
  • Correct use of monitoring documents
  • Use of a Carbon Monoxide monitor

This will be taught through pre-course work, formal teaching, discussion, observation and shadowing.

Yearly Update for Intermediate Advisers (2 hours)

In order to maintain your qualification as an intermediate adviser (course above), you must attend an annual update. You should also bring your CO Monitor to your yearly update to be checked and calibrated.

This course is designed to update your knowledge on any changes in the Department of Health recommendations. This may include:

  • Changes in available drugs
  • Changes in recommendations
  • Changes in paperwork or procedures

You will also be given the opportunity to present any successes and problems that you have faced over the past 12 months while reviewing the 12-week Intermediate Treatment programme.

Supported Pharmacotherapy (Pharmacy Specific) Training (3 hours)

This course has been specially designed for pharmacy staff in Hull who deliver interventions alongside treatments such as NRT and Varenicline.

Following the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Provide one-to-one stop smoking support
  • Arrange for the supply of stop smoking treatment drugs
  • Submit data to the Department of Health and the Commissioners of Service
  • Understand NHS smoking cessation medication, uses and side effects
  • Complete monitoring documents correctly
  • Use a Carbon Monoxide monitor

You can apply to attend one of these courses by calling the stop smoking service on 0148 2977 617. All applications are accepted at the discretion of the Stop Smoking Service Manager.

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Please note that the figures above are simply an indication of how much you could save based on the cost of a packet of cigarettes and your daily intake.