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Smokefree

The health and wellbeing of our workforce is extremely important to the continued success of BCPFT. And as a Trust we want to do everything possible to support our staff to stay healthy and fit, and help our patients on their road to recovery, by encouraging healthy lifestyle changes.

Last year, we began our journey to become a smoke free environment/workplace. The Trust will support everyone who wishes to better manage their nicotine use, and we have engaged with a number of smoking cessation services to support staff whilst at work. We have had a number of successes across the organisation where patients have quit with the support of our smoke free champions and external support we have in place.

A number of challenges arose in particular with our adult mental health area and we took a conscious decision to postpone further implementation of our policy for patients, the policy still applies to staff. Staff much not smoke whilst on duty and are not permitted smoking breaks.

The pause has allowed us to re-evaluate some of our strategies and strengthen our support to patients. This will be part of our continuous improvement journey and we will continue to review progress.

For information and advice about the benefits of becoming smokefree please visit the NHS smokefree website or call the NHS stop smoking helpline on 0300 123 1044. Also see below for smoking cessation services available across the Black Country.


NHS stop smoking services

Dudley

Contact 0800 0850 652, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sandwell

Contact 0800 011 4656 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walsall

Contact 01922 444 044 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wolverhampton

Contact 0800 073 4242 or 01902 443 083. Alternatively you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You can also contact your GP to find out more about the support and advice available to you to help you quit for good