Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 21 May, 2012
The Trust premises and grounds are all declared as non smoking areas. However due to the nature of business we do provide smoking shelters on each site. A Smoking Cessation Group is in place and has an action plan to encourage and implement automatic referrals to the stop smoking team for patients and staff and offer on site clinics. The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service have a trained Smoking Cessation practitioner who takes referrals two days per week. Patients at all appointments are asked to complete a form and if are interested in giving up they will be contacted to make an appointment to see the advisor. We also work in partnership with the local Smoking Cessation advisors to ensure swift response to any requests for support.All health promotion events include smoking cessation contact details. Monthly figures are reported on to include the numbers of those identified and those wishing to quit.