Dr. Alex Bobak has created a short Very Brief Advice training module with the National Centre of Smoking Cessation & Training (NCSCT) to help raise the issue of smoking. This training can be accessed by clicking here.


There is a short assessment at the end so that you can qualify for a CPD certificate.


One You Surrey also offer Very Brief Advice Training free of charge to healthcare professionals in Surrey.

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Level 1 Very Brief Advice in Smoking Cessation 

Suitable for groups of 2-30, lasting between 15-60 minutes.


Topics include:


  • Tobacco & E-Cigarette use
  • Efficacy of a stop smoking service
  • Raising the issue of smoking
  • What a client can expect
  • How to refer/access our service


(Due to COVID-19, this training is also available remotely via Teams/Zoom)


Please contact Shannon if you would like further information about our training – [email protected]

Thrive Tribe Knowledge

A new learning experience is brought to you by One You Surrey. The knowledge platform is designed to give health care professionals content sharing tried and tested methods for having positive conversations around weight management, obesity and stopping smoking.


You will increase your confidence in talking about this topic instantly through bite-sized videos and articles. It takes less than five minutes of your time to make all the difference to your service.

Learn simple and powerful ways to:


  • Raise the issue of obesity
  • Help inactive patients move more
  • Address smoking
  • Help patients maintain behavioural change
  • Have positive conversations around weight management and stopping smoking


Ready to improve your patient outcomes? Click here to access the Thrive Tribe Knowledge platform.


Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training is also available and can be accessed using the links below.


Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.




MECC In Surrey


National MECC e-Learning


National MECC Guidance


Smoking & Covid-19 MECC Training