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About the service
Yorkshire Smokefree provides expert NHS advice and support for anyone who wants to stop smoking. So when you’re ready to quit, we’re ready to help. Our friendly experts will help you find the best way to quit and provide support throughout your journey, so you’re smoke-free in no time.
We offer a range of resources to suit your needs and ensure you’re smoke-free as soon as possible. We can help in lots of different ways depending on your preference and what’s available in your area. We offer telephone support, face to face sessions, and our unique online quit programme.
Our services are free, friendly and flexible and you will always have access to our specialist advisors.
You quit, your way.
Yorkshire Smokefree’s services are available in Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Sheffield and Wakefield.
We’ve signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge, showing our commitment to helping smokers to quit and providing smokefree environments which support them.
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Why would someone choose the service?
- You are four times more likely to quit smoking with specialist support and quit smoking products than doing it alone
- Our service is flexible and tailored to the individual
- Our service is run by experts
- We are friendly and approachable
- We are non-judgemental
- You are in control of your quit journey
- We’ve already helped thousands of people in Yorkshire
- We’re open 7 days a week, with extended opening hours
- Our online programme is available all the time
Staff you may meet
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.
- We have a range of specialist advisors working in our Trust – they give advice on a wide range of different things, depending on what service they work in. So it could be, for example, mental health, stopping smoking, healthy eating or diabetes.
- Telephonists (also known as switchboard operators) are employed throughout the health service. They may work on a busy switchboard in a hospital or the Trust headquarters. Like receptionists, they are an important first point of contact for patients and their families and are a vital link between a caller and the person who can help.
Why a professional should choose the service
- People are four times more likely to quit smoking with specialist support and quit smoking products than without any help
- We have innovative, modern ways to offer support – including telephone support and a 24/7 online web programme
- Everything we do is evidence-based through NICE
- All referrals are contacted within 48hrs
- We have excellent patient and public feedback
- We work in specialist areas and are working towards a reduction in smoking prevalence
- We have a robust data collection system
- We work in partnership with other health and social care organisations
It varies depending on the preference of the individual as well as the local area but people will always have the option of using our online or telephone support. Other support available may include:
- One to one support sessions
- Group sessions
- Workplace sessions
- Carbon Monoxide tests
- Onward referral to other services that may help you
- Stopping smoking
- Improved physical health
- Less risk of smoking-related illness
- Better management of long-term conditions
- Relapse prevention
- Reduced bed stay
- Reduced infant mortality
Referrals accepted from:
A & E, AHPs, Carers/family, CMHTs, Consultants, Courts, Drug/alcohol agencies, GP staff, GPs, Health visitors, Hospital staff, Housing associations, Local authority staff, Midwives, Other NHS services, Other Trust services, Patients(self-referral), Police, Schools, Single Point of Access team, Voluntary services, Youth centres, Youth Offending Team
- People should be motivated to attempt quitting smoking
- They should be aged over 12 years (if wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy)