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Trust to become smokefree by the end of 2018

The Trust is proud to be working towards becoming a smokefree Trust by the end of 2018.

From this date people who use services, staff and visitors will no longer be permitted to smoke tobacco on any Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises, including all grounds, gardens, and car parks. This follows NICE public health guidance (PH48) which recommends all mental health trusts should be smoke-free by 2018.

Judy McDonald, Deputy Director of Nursing, who is leading the smokefree implementation group said:  “We were a long way down the road of becoming smokefree last year but circumstances precluded us finalising our plans by the end of the year.  We are therefore now working with a renewed energy to ensure that we meet the new deadline, so that the Trust is compliant with the guidance recommendations.