Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
9 May, 2013
Submitted: 3 April, 2014
There is a Trust-wide policy in place: 'Smoking - working towards a smoke-free campus' with signposting for staff to external and internal support systems for stopping smoking. Smoking is currently only permitted in designated smoking shelters on the hospital site. Staff can self refer to the local NHS provider, Camquit. The Trust also has a stop smoking referral service for patients.
The national annual No Smoking Day is publicised widely, with celebrities marking the event in the Trust in the past years. Staff can volunteer to become trained 'Stop Smoking' champions which includes participation in the Trust's 'Stop Smoking' steering group, promoting smoking cessation throughout the Trust.
The Trust intends to introduce a complete smoking ban on campus from January 2014. A communications and implementation plan start from September 2013. The publicity plan is aimed at both staff and the local community, service users and relatives.