Support and Information
The HCRG Care Group will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Virgin Care. These services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before.
You can either be directly referred into the Stop Smoking Service from a health professional and wait to be contacted, or you can can self-refer by calling 0300 247 0050 where you will have the opportunity to discuss your options with a specialist stop smoking advisor.
You can expect to be offered an assessment and then ongoing 1-1 telephone support throughout your quit. The support also provides a range of nicotine replacement therapy and can include an e-cigarette if that is your choice. With a combination of behavioural support and NRT – you are 3 times more likely to succeed!
Other options for stopping smoking are:
National Better Health website, where you can download the Smokefree App and access your free personalised quit plan: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/
National phone line 0300 123 1044 - where you can speak to a trained Stop Smoking Advisor. This is available from Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm / Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 4pm.