Targeting patients suffering with Long Term Conditions who smoke on their General Practitioner’s Quality Outcomes Framework (QoF) list, in England
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Everyone Health Ltd, United Kingdom
Publication date: 2023-04-25
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Caroline Kenny
Everyone Health Ltd  , UK
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2023;9(Supplement):A173
All General Practitioners hold a register of smokers within their practice. The have incentivised targets to collect their patients’ smoking status and offer stop smoking support or health based education if they decline the offer of support.

Assist GPs to reach their QoF targets for smoking denominators and also to increase referrals into community Smoking Cessation services.

Material and Methods:
Stop Smoking Practitioners help to achieve these targets by either making telephone calls to patients on their QoF register whilst in-house at the GP surgery who update smoking status and offer community smoking cessation services to the patients. Alternatively, supplying practices with seasonal/condition relevant text templates to send out in bulk to patients on their QoF registers.

Provisional results show that via the SMS template referral service, 59% of self-referrals had been reached by this method in North East London. In addition, GP surgeries are able to achieve their QoF point targets as the SMS would constitute as an offer of support.

Everyone Health have rolled this approach out to our wider services due to the success of increasing referrals and building good relationships and reputation with local GP services.

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