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How to order leaflets & monitoring forms

For orders of the following, please email info@smokefreelifeberkshire.com

  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Solutions 4 Health Business Cards
  • Monitoring forms

How to calibrate your CO Monitor

It is important to have your CO Monitor calibrated every six months to ensure a valid reading. This can be done by Solutions 4 Health by emailing info@smokefreelifeberkshire.com. You will then be contacted to arrange delivery of your CO monitor.

Training

Stop Smoking Advisers should have completed the NCSTC Stage 1 online training and completed Level 1 and Level 2 Solutions 4 Health training (classroom led). Solutions 4 Health will offer regular training and refresher courses throughout the year to develop the skills of Advisers including Pharmacotherapy updates, Pregnancy and Shisha.

Click here for our latest training calendar

Please email Melissa.fernandes@solutions4health.co.uk or saleen.ahmedkhan@solutions4health.co.uk to book or to make enquiries on future training.

How to sign up as a sub-contractor

The launch of Smokefree Berkshire, provided by Solutions 4 Health, commenced on October 1st 2012. This contract commissions 5,000 quitters per year and will provide support for smokers up to three months after they set a quit date. A range of services will be provided, including individual, group and telecare support, in a wide range of community locations, including GP surgeries and Pharmacists.

The opportunities for GP’s and Pharmacists to operate as sub-contractors to Solutions 4 Health are available and the following options are available.

(a) Formal sub-contract

  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Solutions 4 Health: annual accreditation and target
  • Service delivery by Practice Nurses or Health Care Assistants
  • Full training and support will be provided by Solutions 4 Health to meet required quality standards, including CO verification
  • Payment by Results tariff
  • Monthly advice notes will be generated from submitted electronic quitter forms to enable invoice generation
  • Sub-contractors to take financial responsibility for pharmacotherapy; quitter tariff is all-inclusive:
  • Direct supply model for NRT; sub-contractors may source themselves or use supply agreements negotiated by S4H
  • Prescription drugs e.g. Champix will be sourced under FP10 arrangements, but costs will be recharged and deducted from quitter payments.

This option is expected to appeal to practices with one of more practice nurses motivated to deliver the service and able to deliver 50 quitters / year to make the management effort worthwhile.

(b) Referral to Solutions 4 Health run clinic

  • Solutions 4 Health will run clinics on surgery premises on a weekly basis at a mutually convenient day and time.
  • Solutions 4 Health will expect a viable number of referrals and will pay a referral fee for each successful 4 week quitter

This option is expected to appeal to practices with large numbers of smokers and clinic space but no appropriate practice nurse to deliver the service.

(c) Referral to service

  • Practices may refer patients to Solutions 4 Health clinics run throughout Berkshire in a range of community settings, including hospitals, shopping and leisure centres.
  • Solutions 4 Health will pay a referral fee for each successful 4 week quitter.

This is the default option. Those choosing this option will be asked to sign a simple service level agreement (SLA) to ensure both parties are aware of the practice.

Note: practices may also claim QOF points for referrals made under each of the three options.

Please direct any queries to: Solutions 4 Health: Saleen Ahmed-Khan: saleen.ahmedkhan@solutions4health.co.uk

 
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