Q&A for Tobacco health target: Should the ABC activity of pharmacists (including prescribing NRT) be included in the PPP data set collected for the Health Target?
posted by emurray on 5 March 2012
The target description is "90% of enrolled patients who smoke and are seen in general practice will be provided with advice and help to quit by July 2012".
Data on ABC activities by pharmacists should treated in a similar manner to hospital data. It makes sense for General Practice to update patients' smoking status as a result of ABC activities by pharmacists, but B and C can only be recorded by General Practice when the General Practice does a follow up when smokers status has changed and provide the B and C.