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Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation

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Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation

To complement existing smoking cessation services, the Department of Health (DH) launched the two-year Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation (SCPPP) in December 2017 to test a new model of free and opportunistic smoking cessation services provided by private primary care doctors. The pilot programme aims to improve access to smoking cessation service for smokers who may be hard to reach by other means.

Enrolled doctors provide opportunistic assessment of the smoking status of their patients, identify motivational factors and barriers to quit smoking, offer smoking cessation counselling and pharmacotherapy (if indicated) for eligible smokers.

A maximum of five consultations and 12-week course of pharmacotherapy are subsidised under the SCPPP (including the first to the fourth consultations within 26 weeks and the fifth consultation at 26 weeks after the Quit Day Note 1 to assess the quit rate).

Note 1: “Quit Day” refers to the target day for the SCPPP participant to totally abstain from smoking, which is discussed and agreed between the enrolled doctor and the participant. It is subject to adjustment during the second consultation (for once only) if the actual quit day is different from the original quit day set in the first consultation.

The consultations are recorded in the SCPPP IT System which rides on the
Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS).

Please refer to Doctor’s Manual for details.

The smoker enrollment phase of this pilot programme has ended on 31 December 2019. For enquiries concerning the SCPPP, please contact the SCPPP Programme Office at 2155 5902 or [email protected].

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  Last Revision Date : 24 Feb 2020