Welcome to the team . . .

Our Stop Smoking Service is made up of professional and qualified staff who will offer support and advice to help you quit for good.  Remember you’re four times more likely to stop if you use a combination of stop smoking medication and specialist help from one of our advisors.

Martin Manly

Stop Smoking Specialist Advisor - Central Bedfordshire

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Martin Manly

My role as a stop smoking advisor is to support people wanting to quit smoking, mainly on a one to one basis.  I run evening clinics and also offer home visits to those who can’t get out and run my clinics throughout the Ivel Valley area of Central Bedfordshire.  I enjoy meeting a wide variety of people and helping them to become non smokers.  I also lead on training others to become stop smoking advisors like me.

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Jackie O’Shea

Stop Smoking Specialist Advisor - Central Bedfordshire

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Jackie O’Shea

I have worked for the Stop Smoking Service for nearly 6 years and mainly work with pregnant ladies either in clinic’s or at their homes.  My work involves making links with the community such as health events, stands and work placements and also supporting other health professionals who give advice and support around smoking.

I look forward to meeting you when you’re ready to Stop Smoking.

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Marie Graham

Stop Smoking Project Support Officer - Central Bedfordshire

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Marie Graham

I am the Support Officer for the Central Bedfordshire Stop Smoking Service.  I’m involved in data inputting and finance, speaking to clients on the free phone line, working with local pharmacies and maintaining the website which you are on today!

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Rachael Holland

Stop Smoking Service Manager - Central Bedfordshire

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Rachael Holland

I started managing the team in Central Bedfordshire after five years working as a Stop Smoking Specialist myself.

We have a great team – when you contact us we will talk through all the different options available and give you as much advice and support to help you quit as we possibly can.  Those who use the service are four times more likely to stop smoking so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are always looking for ways to improve the service so if you have any suggestions we’d also be really keen to hear from you.

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Cara Umney

Stop Smoking Specialist Coordinator - Bedford Borough

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Cara Umney

I joined the Stop Smoking Service in 2011 as a Specialist Advisor and was promoted to Co-ordinator in 2014.

I thoroughly enjoy managing the Bedford Borough Stop Smoking Service. I manage a great team and we are dedicated to supporting you to quit and finding new innovative ways of reaching out to you. Smoking is one of the biggest contributors to preventable ill health, helping you and others to stop smoking, could save lives.

In my spare time I play the guitar, walk my dogs and love to travel.

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Jilly Albone

Maternal Wellbeing Coordinator - Central Bedfordshire

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Jilly Albone

I am the lead on maternal wellbeing which incorporates smoking whilst pregnant, maternal obesity and maternal mental health.

I work closely and in partnership with several providers including the maternity services from the Acute Hospitals and Health Visitors from the early years services.  I also assess the effectiveness of current interventions and health needs to reduce health inequalities to pregnant women.

 

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If you quit cigarettes for 28 days you’re five times more likely to quit for good.  Order your free quit kit now and you’re already on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

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