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GP Extended Access Service in Stevenage

Stevenage Locality are looking at the best way to provide a GP Extended Access Service for patients in Stevenage. Patients are therefore kindly asked to complete a short survey - you will find the relevant link to the survey and further information on how to do this in our 'Latest News' section. Your comments and feedback from completing this survey, will help to structure how the service will be provided.

Smoking Cessation - Stop Smoking Service

Giving up smoking is one of the most important things any smoker can do for the future of their health and wellbeing.

We run stop smoking clinics every day (Monday - Friday), please contact Reception, at either surgery, to book your appointment for free stop smoking advice today.

Our stop smoking advisors are fully trained to provide you with the necessary support you will need to stop smoking.

The health benefits of stopping smoking over a period of time:-

Time Period


20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.  Circulation improves in hands and feet making them warmer.

8 hours

Oxygen levels in the blood return to normal. Chances of a heart attack start to fall.

24 hours

Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body.  The lungs start to clear out mucus and other debris.

48 hours

Nicotine is no longer detectable in the body.  The ability to taste and smell is improved.

72 hours

Breathing becomes easier as the bronchial tubes relax.  Energy levels increase.

2-12 weeks

Circulation improves throughout the body making walking easier.

3-9 months


Breathing problems such as coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing improve.  Overall lung function is increased by 5-10%.

5 years

The risk of a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker.

10 years


The risk of lung cancers falls to about half of that of a smoker.  The risk of a heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked.

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