Smokefree Island

Health Professionals

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About Smokefree Island Isle of Wight

Introducing Smokefree Island, formerly Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight. We have been providing an evidence based, stop smoking service for the Isle of Wight community since 1 January 2021.

Service users can either self-refer to the service here or by calling 01983 642369 or 0800 999 1396. Healthcare professionals can also submit referrals on their behalf using the Professional Referrals tab.

Smokefree Island Isle of Wight will engage and bring together a range of local partner agencies to help reduce inequalities across the Isle of Wight. The service will enable residents to access stop smoking interventions seamlessly.

View of The Needles at Alum Bay on a sunny day with clear blue water and sky.

Stop Smoking VBA Training

Very Brief Advice encourages those who come into contact with smokers to confidently ask smoking status, advise on support available locally and act by referral to Smokefree Island. Guidance from the Department of Health has identified that the systematic delivery of very brief advice (VBA) and referral of smokers to effective, evidence-based stop smoking services are a vital part of ensuring that these individuals access the most effective method of stopping smoking. All training is free.

The following courses can be accessed online:

NCSCT on line Smoking Cessation Training courses – https://elearning.ncsct.co.uk/england

NCSCT Training Courses
Very Brief Advice on smoking for pregnant women – Assessment
Promoting smokefree homes and cars assessment
Very Brief Advice on Smoking: practitioner assessment
Pregnancy and the Post-Partum Specialty Module: Assessment
Mental health specialty module: practitioner assessment
NCSCT stage 1 assessment
Practitioner assessment – knowledge and skills

Stop smoking and tobacco control information – https://ash.org.uk/home/

COURSES NEAR YOU

Venue/LocationDescriptionDateTimeAdvisor
Very Brief Advice (VBA) trainingVBA is a simple piece of advice that can be used opportunistically in almost any consultation with a smoker, and takes less than 30 seconds. This training is for anyone who engages with smokers.Wednesday 20th March6pm - 9pm via MS TeamsTBC
Level 2 Stop Smoking Practitioner trainingThis training is for new stop smoking practitioners who have completed the online NCSCT practitioner trainingFriday 17th May9am - 4.30pm via MS TeamsTBC
Very Brief Advice (VBA) trainingVBA is a simple piece of advice that can be used opportunistically in almost any consultation with a smoker, and takes less than 30 seconds. This training is for anyone who engages with smokers.Monday 20th May1.30pm - 4.30pm vs MS TeamsTBC
Very Brief Advice (VBA) trainingVBA is a simple piece of advice that can be used opportunistically in almost any consultation with a smoker, and takes less than 30 seconds. This training is for anyone who engages with smokers.Wednesday 3rd July9.30am – 12.30pm via MS TeamsTBC
Level 2 Stop Smoking Practitioner trainingThis training is for new stop smoking practitioners who have completed the online NCSCT practitioner trainingWednesday 25th September9am - 4.30pm via MS TeamsTBC
Very Brief Advice (VBA) trainingVBA is a simple piece of advice that can be used opportunistically in almost any consultation with a smoker, and takes less than 30 seconds. This training is for anyone who engages with smokers.Tuesday 1st October6pm - 9pm vis MS TeamsTBC
Very Brief Advice (VBA) trainingVBA is a simple piece of advice that can be used opportunistically in almost any consultation with a smoker, and takes less than 30 seconds. This training is for anyone who engages with smokers.Thursday 14th November9.30am – 12.30pm via MS TeamsTBC
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How to refer to the service

Please use the form available on this link to make a patient referral to our service. Whilst many of these fields are optional, we do request that you provide your referrer details, so that any clarification