COVID-19

During the restriction of movements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak all scheduled meetings listed on the North Yorkshire Partnership website will not be taking place or will be carried out virtually. For further information please contact the named contact for the relevant meetings or email nypartnerships@northyorks.gov.uk

Links to accessible information and translations into community languages can be found here

Professional portal

This page is aimed at professionals who wish to sign up to deliver a public health commissioned service.

Here you will find details of service specifications, patient group directions (PGDs) and all the appropriate forms required to sign up to a service with detailed instruction on who and where to send completed paperwork.

Click on the service you require to find instructions on how to sign up as a provider. Currently Stop Smoking Services are included on the portal; further services will be added in due course.

 

Stop Smoking Services 

Community Specialist Stop Smoking Service

The community based stop smoking support in North Yorkshire is delivered by the Living Well SmokeFree team. 

Find out more about our smoke free service here.
 

Referral process 

Health professionals can refer patients by using the forms below and emailing them to stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk or by phone: 01609 797272.   

Referral form

Maternity referral form
 

Eligibility criteria

  • Would like to stop smoking (or adopt a harm reduction approach) and receive support from the Specialist Smoke Free Service;
  • Is not receiving a stop smoking service from another provider;
  • Is a tobacco smoker that resides in North Yorkshire, works in North Yorkshire or is registered with a North Yorkshire GP;
  • Is above the age of 12.

Any potential client who does not meet all of these criteria will not be eligible to access the Specialist Smoke Free Service.
 

Pharmacy In-House Specialist Stop Smoking Service Information

North Yorkshire Pharmacies can sign up to provide in-house specialist stop smoking support, a NRT voucher scheme and varenicline PGD supply, please find relevant details below:

 

             Example of NRT voucher - voucher pads available to order here
             Example change of NRT mid voucher - voucher pads available to order here
             New voucher cross function
             Change of voucher process
             GP letter process

 

            Varenicline screening questionnaire
            Example letter of recommendation for Varenicline supply
            PGD pharmacist assessment
            Example letter of recommendation – follow up supply
            Example GP notification letter of Varenicline initiation
            Record of supply of Varenicline
            NYCC PGD for the supply of Varenicline
            Declaration of competence for smoking cessation services
            GPhC standards for registered pharmacies

 

For further information please contact Nicola Dixon on socialservices.contractingunit@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 536503

 

GP In-House Specialist Stop Smoking Service Information

North Yorkshire GPs can sign up to provide in-house specialist stop smoking support, please find the relevant details below:

 

For further information please contact Nicola Dixon on socialservices.contractingunit@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 536503 
 

Stop Smoking Specialist Advisor Training

The following training is available for providers of specialist stop smoking service and must be completed as per the service specifications prior to service delivery:

  • Level 1 and 2 (essential for service delivery)
  • NRT Voucher Training
  • Very Brief Advice (VBA)

For more information on training contact Living Well Smokefree: stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk  01609 797272  


Smoking Cessation Formulary

This formulary should be used alongside relevant clinical guidelines to ensure provision of clinically and cost effective medicines as part of evidence-based treatment intervention.

 

Useful Contact Numbers

  • Contracting – Nicola Dixon, Senior Contracting Officer, 01609 536503
  • Claims and Payments – Phillippa Sellstrom, Health Improvement Manager, 01609 536836
  • Ordering of mouth pieces for CO monitors - email stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk or use the order form
  • Pharmoutcomes or Outcomes4Health Queries – helpdesk@phpartnership.com or 01983 216699

 

Community Sexual Health services

**Please be aware that due to COVID-19, YorSexualHealth are limiting face to face contact at the clinics.**
 

The North Yorkshire Public Health team commissions a fully Integrated Sexual Health Service, currently provided by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; branded as YorSexualHealth.

Find out more about this service here.

There is also a specific professionals page, which is designed to answer any specific questions you may have.
 

Eligibility Criteria and Referral Process

YorSexualHealth accept self-referrals, GP referrals and online referrals.

For telephone advice, you can call the central booking team on 01904 721111.

YorSexualHealth are commissioned to provide an open-access, free and confidential sexual health services across North Yorkshire. They offer the following services:

  • Contraception (including the costs of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) devices and prescription or supply of full range of methods, including condoms) and advice on preventing unintended pregnancy, in specialist services
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment in specialist services, chlamydia screening as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP), HIV testing including population screening in primary care and general medical settings, partner notification for STIs and HIV.
  • Sexual health aspects of Sexual Health counselling.
  • All sexual health specialist services, including young people’s sexual health services, targeted outreach, HIV prevention and positive support for people living with HIV, sexual health promotion including campaigns and a training programme for the wider workforce.


Sexual Health in Primary Care

Primary Care provide an element of the wider sexual health service commissioned by the North Yorkshire Public Health team, which contributes to the overall delivery of the local sexual health system. These contracts are delivered by participating GP practices signed up to the Public Health Approved Provider List.
 

Targeted Primary Care Sexual Health Service Provided in GP Practices.

The service specification for this service can be found here.
 

GP Practices opting to deliver services as part of the North Yorkshire Approved Provider List must deliver all of the following services within the ‘Sexual Health Basket’:

  • LARC (Long–acting reversible contraception) service to women of all ages – subdermal implant (SDI) or intra-uterine system / intrauterine device (IUS/IUD)
  • Chlamydia screening service to under 25 year olds (as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme)
  • Free condoms to under 25 year olds
  • Provision of sexual health information to service users
     

Currently, 71 out of 73 GP Practices across North Yorkshire have signed up to deliver this element of the service. The full breakdown of these practices can be found here.
 

If you don’t already deliver this service and would like to find out more about how to add this service as part of the Public Health Approved Provider List, please contact: Nicola Dixon on 01609 536503 or Nicola.dixon@northyorks.gov.uk

 

The Sexual Health Medicines Formulary can be located here.
 

Targeted Primary Care Sexual Health Service Provided in Community Pharmacies.

The service specification for this service can be found here.
 

Community Pharmacies also provide a component of the wider sexual health service commissioned by the North Yorkshire Public Health team. Participating pharmacies in North Yorkshire must do so under the Approved Provider List.

The providers opting in to deliver this service must deliver all services within the ‘Sexual Health Basket’. These include:

  1. The provision of free emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) to service users aged 13 years to 24 years.
  2. Provision of Chlamydia screening kits to under 25 year olds (as part of the NCSP – national chlamydia screening programme)
  3. Free condoms to under 25 year olds
  4. Provision of sexual health information to service users

This provision aims to increase the awareness and access, especially among young people, of the availability of free EHC for 13 to 24 year olds. The targeted work also aims to improve access to ‘self-administered’ Chlamydia screening kits and increase the numbers of test samples returned for analysis.
 

Current pharmacies signed up to provide targeted Primary Care Sexual Health Services can be found here.
 

There are two authorised PGDs in use for the delivery of the Targeted Primary Care Sexual Health Services in Community Pharmacy; levonorgestrel and ulipristal.
 

If you don’t already deliver this service and would like to find out more about how to add this service as part of the Public Health Approved Provider List, please contact: Nicola Dixon on 01609 536503 or email Nicola.dixon@northyorks.gov.uk