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DH annouce new 'Quit Kit' campaign - pharmacies asked to order now

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Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
63% (5 votes)

DH annouce new 'Quit Kit' campaign - pharmacies asked to order now

A new 'QuitKit' campaign will be running from Jan 2012 to March 2012 and the Department of Health is asking pharmacies to order their free QuitKits now.

The Quit Kit is a box of practical tools and advice to help smokers quit smoking. The new campaign will be supported by a national advertising encouraging smokers to visit their nearest participating pharmacy to pick up a Quit Kit.

Pharmacies are asked to order kits by calling 0800 678 3173

> For more information about the Campaign read the DH News Story

More information about Quit Kits and their contents can be found on the NHS Smoke Free website http://smokefree.nhs.uk/quit-tools/quit-kit/

Individuals can order a free Quit Kit through the website at https://smokefree.nhs.uk//quit-tools/quit-kit/order/