Stop smoking services and aids

Please confirm whether as part of your commissioned stop smoking service, stop smoking aids are available for service users through: 

Voucher scheme for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) 

We did operate a small voucher scheme for NRT. However, since November 2017, our specialist stop smoking service provides a direct supply of NRT to those clients who wish to use it.  In addition, GP and Pharmacy level 2 stop smoking advisors can prescribe NRT. 

Patient group direction (PGD) for varenicline 

We do not have a PGD for varenicline 

How many stop smoking aid items have been dispensed via 

Voucher scheme for NRT 

Financial year 2017/18 – 13 

PGD for varenicline in years 2016-17 and 2017-18, if applicable? 

Not applicable 

Please outline how long the voucher scheme for NRT and PGD for varenicline have been running for, if applicable. 

The small voucher scheme for NRT in Devon operated for more than 5 years. There is no PGD for varenicline.