Guidance

Preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco data collection

Tools that help healthcare providers to record and collect data for the Preventing ill health commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) indicator.

Documents

Preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco CQUIN data collection form

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Preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco CQUIN data collection tool

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Details

These data collection tools were created to help healthcare providers who are using paper-based patient records with data collection for the Preventing ill health CQUIN. The use of these tools is optional.

The Preventing ill health CQUIN focuses on:

  • identifying patients who smoke and use alcohol above low risk levels to their health
  • providing brief advice and offering referrals to specialist services where needed

It reflects the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on the most effective ways of preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use.

You can use the the data collection form to record identification of alcohol and tobacco use and The delivery of very brief advice. Then the data collection tool to gather this data for reporting to NHS Digital.

Healthcare providers can use this staff briefing document as a template to tell their staff about carrying out alcohol and tobacco screenings and giving brief advice. You can adapt it to fit your provider.

Published 25 July 2017