Figure 1 shows that, in 2014/15, just over a third (37%) of those using Hackney-based SSS had quit after four weeks of accessing support – slightly higher than London, similar to England, and in the middle of Hackney’s statistical peers. Quit rates were significantly higher in City of London SSS, at 48%.

Figure 2 shows that Hackney’s successful quit rate increased between 2013/14 and 2014/15.  Over the same period, quit rates fell in the City of London, as well as across London and England as a whole.

As mentioned previously, local data are available over a slightly longer time period, and shows that quit rates for users of local SSS have been steadily improving across Hackney and the City since 2010/11 (Figure 3). Quit rates for Hackney and the City combined were 47% in 2015/16.

Figure 1: Proportion of those using SSS who successfully quit (4-week CO validated quit rate) (2014/15)

Source: Data from NHS Digital, analysis performed locally

Figure 2: Proportion of those using SSS who successfully quit (4-week CO validated quit rate) (2013/14 to 2014/15)

Source: Data from NHS Digital, analysis performed locally

Figure 3: Proportion of those using City and Hackney SSS who successfully quit (4-week CO validated quit rate) (2009/10 to 2015/16)

Source: Data compiled from local NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC) returns for City and Hackney

Values not available separately for Hackney and City