Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2009 to June 2009, Q1, Quarterly report
This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (NHS SSS) in England during the period 1 April to 30 June 2009. This report includes information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up. It also presents in depth analyses of the key measures of the service including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic groups and type of pharmacotherapy received and regional analyses at Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trust (PCT) levels.
Quarterly results from the monitoring of NHS SSS for 2009/10 are provisional and will subsequently be revised to account for any revisions submitted by PCTs throughout the year. At this stage, any comparisons between 2009/10 and earlier years compare provisional figures with final figures. Final figures for 2009/10 will be included in the end of year report, expected to be published in August 2010.
- 163,946 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services, an increase of 10 per cent (14,551) on the final figure for same period in 2008/09 (149,395), but a decrease of 4 per cent (7,246) on the final figure for the same period in 2007/08 (171,192).
- At the 4 week follow-up 79,351 people had successfully quit (based on self-report), 48 per cent of those setting a quit date. This is an increase of 8 per cent (5,990) on the final figure for the same period in 2008/09 (73,361), but a decrease of 9 per cent (7,430) on the final figure for the same period in 2007/08 (86,781).
- 69 per cent of successful quitters at the 4 week follow-up had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide (CO) verification. This percentage was 67 per cent based on final figures for the same period in 2008/09 and 61 per cent based on final figures for the same period in 2007/08.
- Total expenditure on NHS Stop Smoking Services was £20.5 million, an increase of 30 per cent (£4.7 million) on the final figure for the same period in 2008/09 (£15.7 million) and an increase of 55 per cent (£7.3 million) on the final figure for the same period in 2007/08 (£13.2 million). The cost per quitter is £258 compared with £215 based on final figures for the same period in 2008/09 and £152 based on final figures for the same period in 2007/08. These figures do not include expenditure on pharmacotherapies.
- For Quarter 1 in 2008/09, the increase between the provisional figures and the final figures was 11.4 per cent for the number setting a quit date and 12.3 per cent for the number of successful quitters (based on self-report). This suggests that, for 2009/10, the final figures and the increases from the same period in 2008/09 may be higher than the provisional figures stated above. It also suggests that the decreases from the same period in 2007/08 may be less than stated above (or will show as an increase).
- For Quarter 1 in 2008/09, there was a decrease of 1.7 per cent between the provisional and final Quarter 1 expenditure figure. This suggests that, for 2009/10, the final figure and the increase from 2008/09 may be lower than the provisional figure stated above.
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