“Very Brief Advice” & “Making Every Contact Count”

Making every contact count


An evidenced based technique to support behavioural change by making the most of the contacts that NHS health teams have with patients.

Very Brief Advice

This is for all clinical and non-clinical staff.

  • ASK – all patients if they smoke
  • ADVISE – the best way to stop
  • ACT – provide a referral or offer behavioural support and drug treatment- opt out says the RCP

Visit ncsct.co.uk further information about how to deliver Very Brief Advice course, this is for both for clinical and non- clinical staff.