Tobacco control and treating tobacco dependency
Be aware of the contribution of smoking to the social care bill where you live. What are the recommendations for improving communication between commissioners, providers and clinicians to improve interaction with patients who are tobacco dependent?
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) toolkit
ASH have produced a report on the contribution of smoking to the national social care bill and its impact on smokers’ well-being. Accompanying this report is a model that estimates the current social care costs incurred at regional, county and district level by tobacco dependence.Link
Helping Smokers Quit: programme report
The Helping Smokers Quit programme was developed with the vision that every clinician should know the smoking status of each patient, and be motivated and able to support patients to stop smoking. The report gives recommendations to clinicians, commissioners and providers on how to enable improved interactions between clinicians and tobacco-dependent patients.Download PDF
Coping with the burden of smoking
Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Mike Morgan, National Clinical Director Respiratory, NHS England, share their thoughts on the burden of care resulting from smoking and the repercussions of cuts to spending on tobacco control.