GP recorded smoking prevalence

Throughout this section, the GP recorded smoking prevalence rate is calculated as the number of recorded smokers as a proportion of the number with smoking status recorded.

In 2015/16, over 47,000 Hackney adult residents (23%) and just over 600 City of London adult residents (10%) were recorded as current smokers by their GP (Table 1).

Table 1: Hackney and the City of London residents recorded as smokers by their GP (age 16+, 2015/16)
Number recorded as current smokers Current smokers as a proportion of 16+ residents with smoking status recorded
Hackney 47,416 22.5%
City of London 607 10.3%

Source: Local service data extracted from the GP register by CEG, Blizard Institute, April 2016.

Notes: Data covers Hackney and the City residents registered with a GP in Hackney, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

 

Stop smoking services

See Section 3.7 for a description of stop smoking services (SSS) based in Hackney and the City of London.

In 2015/16, Hackney-based SSS saw 3,140 clients (not all of whom were Hackney residents) and City-based SSS saw 375 clients (again, not all of whom were City residents) (Table 2).

Most clients of Hackney SSS (84%) in 2015/16 were registered with a GP in Hackney; in the City of London, just 23% of SSS users were registered with a GP in the City or a neighbouring borough (figures for the first half of 2015/16 only).  Some Hackney and City residents may have used SSS based outside these areas; we have no access to data on this.

Table 2: Use of SSS based in Hackney and the City of London (all ages, 2015/16)
Number setting a quit date Number of successful quitters (self-reported) Number who had not quit Number not known / lost to follow up Number of successful quitters by CO validation
City of London 375 175 147 53 168
% of those setting quit date 47% 39% 14% 45%
Hackney 3,140 1,492 1,330 318 1,280
% of those setting quit date 48% 42% 10% 41%

Source: NHS Stop Smoking Service statistics 2

Notes: ‘Successful quitters’ are those who have not smoked for four weeks

References

  1. NHS Digital, “Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2015 to March 2016,” 2016.
  2. NHS Digital, “Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2015 to March 2016,” 2016.