Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service Event – Wednesday 4th October 2023

The NHS Trusts within West Yorkshire are actively in the process of setting up referrals to the NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) with three Trusts already live and making referrals to community pharmacies registered to provide the service. It is expected that all Trusts will be making referrals by November 2023.

This event is being held to support West Yorkshire pharmacies who are registered to provide the SCS and West Yorkshire pharmacies who haven’t signed up to the service but want to know more about the service before signing up via MYS.

This online event is taking place on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at 7.15pm – 8.30pm. Please see the details below and the link to book your place.


Event Overview 


Introduction to the SCS including why the service is important in reducing morbidity and mortality from smoking, and to reduce health inequalities associated with higher rates of smoking.

Patient journey through the service, from an inpatient through referral at discharge to support provided by community pharmacy.

Key information and resources for community pharmacy.

Question and answer session.

Ruth Buchan – Community Pharmacy Clinical Lead, West Yorkshire ICB

Nicola Goodberry Kenneally – CEO, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

Steve King – Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist, NHS SCS Implementation Team, MLCSU

Sally Lee – Improving Population Health Project Manager, West Yorkshire ICB


Click Here to Book!

Book your place by clicking on the link above. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation emailing detailing the link to join the Zoom meeting on the evening. Please check your junk/spam email if you do not receive this after registering.


The event is open for all the pharmacy team but will be particularly useful for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are either registered to provide the SCS or want to know more about the service before signing up to provide via MYS.

Please note that this event does not meet the essential training requirements as outlined in the SCS Service Specification for those providing the SCS.

If you want to check if your pharmacy is registered for the service, or the current status of your local Trusts, the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (who are assisting with the implementation of the service) has published a dashboard which shows the progress with NHS Trusts engaging with the service and the pharmacies registered to provide it: National dashboard for the rollout of the service.


This event may be recorded to be shared, via the CPWY website and/or the CPWY YouTube channel, with those who are unable to attend this event.