From 30 June 2022, this website will not be updated
For the latest local health and care information, visit the new websites for Integrated Care Board hertsandwestessex.icb.nhs.uk or the Integrated Care System hertsandwestessexics.org.uk
From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups will be cease to exist. Commissioning functions and information that has been previously held by East and North Hertfordshire CCG is transferring to the new NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (HWEICB) on 1 July 2022.
HWEICB will become the new data controller. Any questions about the use of data (including patient data) by the new ICB should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Hertfordshire and West Essex as part of these changes.
Hertfordshire's Stop Smoking Service
The Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service offers free professional specialist advice and support to smokers. This increases your chance of stopping smoking by up to four times.
They provide weekly one-to-one support across the county for up to 12 weeks or telephone support if required (or group support at workplaces).
Alongside providing specialist support to smokers, they deliver a variety of training to all front-line professionals and volunteers supporting over 300 local stop smoking services across the county.
How to get support:
Contact Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service on 0800 389 3 998 (free from landline) or 01442 453 071 or text SMOKEFREE to 80818 or send an email.
- Contact the service directly
- Speak to your GP surgery,
- Ask your local pharmacy,
- Speak to any health professional and ask to be referred
Once you are referred, the service will contact you in 48 hours to start your Smokefree journey.
For further information visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/stopsmoking or have a look at the service leaflet.
No Smoking Day
The next No Smoking Day will be on 8 March 2017, but you can quit on any day of the year.
On the No Smoking Day website you’ll find information on local support services, and the health benefits of stopping smoking.
Stoptober - England’s mass 28 day stop smoking attempt - is back for its fourth year and aiming to beat its huge success last year which saw over 250,000 people across the country complete the challenge.
New research shows that many extra years of life can be gained by giving up smoking and staying smokefree. Someone who quits smoking for Stoptober, and doesn’t smoke again, could gain an extra seven days of life, every 28 days, for the rest of their life.
Stoptober 2016 starts on Saturday1st October and runs for 28 days. For more information and to join the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind, search ‘Stoptober’ online or visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree/stoptober.