Smokefree NHS

What is a smokefree NHS?

This can be achieved through the full implementation of NICE guidance PH48. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph48 

The Tobacco Control Plan emphasizes the importance of the NHS creating and enabling working environments which encourage smokers to quit and leading by example. Public Health England are committed to the following:

Some useful links can be found below. 

Key resources:

Royal College of Physcians Report, Hiding in Plain Sight: Treating Tobacco Dependency in the NHS (2018) addresses the harms and costs arising from smoking in the patients clinicians see every day, and argues for a new approach to treating their addiction.https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/hiding-plain-sight-treating-tobacco-dependency-nhs

London Clinical Senate Helping Smokers Quit Programme report, including key learnings and recommendations to assist clinicians, commissioners and providers to support quitting for hospitalised patients. The programme webpage also provides access to relevant presentations, briefings, training materials and factsheets. http://www.londonsenate.nhs.uk/helping-smokers-quit/

PHE Tobacco Control: joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) support pack – good practice prompts for planning comprehensive local tobacco control interventions in 2017-18 (includes chapters primary care, secondary care, and supporting pregnant women and people with mental health problems to stop smoking) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-drugs-and-tobacco-commissioning-support-pack

PHE menu of preventative interventions to support implementation of local sustainability and transformation plans.  This includes sections acute, mental health and maternity settings. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/683016/Local_health_and_care_planning_menu_of_preventative_interventions_DM_NICE_amends_14.02.18__2_.pdf

 

Smokefree NHS Assessment tools:

CLeaR deep-dive self-assessments are featured in the tobacco control delivery plan and aimed at supporting local NHS Trusts, and their partners,  to undertake an in-depth look atheir  tobacco control activity in the following NHS settings:

Stopping smoking in acute settings and maternity https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/685508/Acute_and_maternity_deep_dive.xlsx

Stopping smoking in mental health settings https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/685510/Mental_health_deep_dive.xlsx

Stopping smoking during and after pregnancy https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/685511/Smoking_in_pregnancy_deep_dive.xlsx

 

National CQUIN 2017-2019

PHE Health matters blog: preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco.  This professional resource makes the case for why NHS providers should implement the preventing ill health by risky behaviours – alcohol and tobacco CQUIN. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-preventing-ill-health-from-alcohol-and-tobacco

 

Case Studies

Smoke-free implementation in the Sheffield NHS Trust https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/smoke-free-implementation-in-the-sheffield-nhs-trust 

Additional resources:

PHE Public Health Matters Blog - Public perceptions of a smokefree NHS https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/18/health-matters-public-perceptions-of-a-smokefree-nhs/

ASH Councillor Briefing: NHS Implementation of the Tobacco Control Plan http://ash.org.uk/download/nhs-briefing-implementation-of-tc-plan-may-2018/

PHE Campaign Resource Centre https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/61-smokefree-nhs/overview   

The NHS Smokefree Pledge: http://smokefreeaction.org.uk/smokefree-nhs/nhs-smokefree-pledge/  

Smokefree Action Coalition http://smokefreeaction.org.uk/smokefree-nhs/  

NFCC: E-cigarette use in smokefree NHS settings https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/NFCC%20Guidance%20publications/Health/E-cigs%20in%20NHS/Guidance_note_-_E-cigarettes_use_in_smokefree_NHS_settings.pdf