Community Pharmacy and University Hospitals Sussex (UHSX) launch of the advanced SCS service

On Tuesday 13th February Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex along with our NHS SCS Implementation Team MLCSU, University Hospital Sussex and Sussex ICB colleagues hosted a launch webinar for the advance Smoking Cessation Service.

This service has been designed to enable NHS trusts to undertake a transfer of care on patient discharge, referring patients (where they consent) to a community pharmacy of their choice to continue their smoking cessation treatment, including providing medication and support as required.

University Hospital Sussex (one of the largest acute trusts in the country) recently procured their PharmOutcomes license to enable referrals into community pharmacy. Here at Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex, we worked hard with our NHS Sussex ICB colleagues to ensure readiness of our pharmacies to start accepting referrals from the hospitals ahead of the go live date.

In preparation of the hospitals going live, we hosted a webinar as a launch event and as an opportunity for any questions. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guest speakers who provided invaluable insight to this service and thank you to all attendees for a great turn out!

If you were unable to make the event, please feel free to watch the webinar on demand here.

The slides from the webinar can be downloaded here.