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Training and resources for general practice

General practitioners and primary care nurses are a respected source of health information. They are well placed to provide best practice smoking cessation care to patients who smoke.

Making a Quitline Referral via ZedMed

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet and how to send via Argus

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet for ZedMed

Quitline’s Fax Referral Sheet form is now available as a digital template and is compatible with Zedmed Clinical’s WP letter writer. Once imported into Zedmed Clinical, the digital template can be used several ways including the being sent via secure messaging with Argus, or printed for faxing.

Making a Quitline Referral via Best Practice

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet and how to send via Argus

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet for Best Practice

Quitline's Referral Sheet form is now available as a digital referral template and is compatible with Best Practice’s Clinical Word processor. Once imported into Best Practice, the digital referral template is automatically populated and can be sent via securing messaging with Argus, or printed for faxing.

Making a Quitline Referral via Medical Director

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet and how to send via Argus

Using the Quitline Referral Sheet for Medical Director

The Quitline Referral Sheet form is now available as a digital template and is compatible with Medical Director Clinical Letter Writer. Once imported into Medical Director Clinical, the digital referral template is automatically populated and can be sent via securing messaging with Argus, or printed for faxing.

Know how to address smoking with your patients

Health professionals are a trusted source of advice and can deliver brief interventions for smoking cessation. Start the conversation today.

How to embed smoking cessation care into your organisation

An organisation-wide approach is needed to embed the Ask, Advise, Help (AAH) smoking cessation brief advice model into routine practice. The AAH model outlines how to deliver best practice smoking cessation care and can apply to all health, social service and community settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and smoking - information for health professionals

The evidence to suggest that people who smoke are at higher risk of COVID-19 is inconsistent. However, there is strong evidence that people who smoke are at higher risk of acute respiratory tract infections generally, including bronchitis and influenza.

Coronavirus and Smoking Cessation: resources for health professionals

There is growing evidence for a link between smoking and Coronavirus (COVID-19). Stopping smoking is one of the best things a person can do for their health; COVID-19 provides a great teachable moment.

GP guide algorithm references

References for the Helping patients to stop smoking: a guide for general practitioners pharmacotherapy algorithm.

Nicotine vaping products for smoking cessation

From 1 October 2021, consumers will require a prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products (NVPs), such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine. This includes products purchased both in Australia and imported from overseas.