Smoking in pregnancy

Recommendations (current)

Recommendations for consideration by organisations i.e. BCCG, Local Authority, Public Health and other providers e.g. SEPT, Bedford hospital

Recommendation Responsible Organisation
Once the Family Nurse Partnership programme is in place, ensure the nurses provide a stop smoking intervention for teenage pregnancies, from pregnancy right through to the early year’s

Public Health,

SEPT

Support Health Visitors to facilitate screening on maternal smoking and secondhand smoke within the Healthy Child Programme assessment timeframes

Public Health,

SEPT

Following on from MECC, provide ongoing training and support to midwives in Luton and Dunstable University Hospital enabling them to support pregnant smokers to stop smoking better and to increase quality referrals

Public Health,

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital – Maternity

Embed stop smoking advice and carbon monoxide testing as routine antenatal care

Public Health,

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital – Maternity

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust - Maternity

BCCG

To follow and sustain a shared care model with the Hospital Trusts to provide a collective approach of support women and their families

Public Health,

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital – Maternity

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust - Maternity

BCCG

Support pharmacies in Central Bedfordshire delivering Stop Smoking services to provide tailored service to pregnant smokers, normalising access to service and encouraging women who do not access mainstream heath services

Public Health

Pharmacies

Work with other feeder hospitals to ensure all Bedfordshire mums are offered consistent support

Public Health

Neighbouring Stop Smoking Services

Extend partnership working to encompass smoking in pregnancy and secondhand smoke especially with new born babies living in a smoking household

Public Health,

SEPT

BCCG

Decrease mixed messages on cutting down, define health message as complete abstinence is the only safe level

Public Health,

Primary Care


Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016