Smoking cessation acute, maternity and mental health services: consultation on the draft guidance

NICE is developing public health guidance on Smoking cessation in secondary care: acute, maternity and mental health services.

All registered stakeholders for the above public health guidance are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website during an 8 week consultation with stakeholders.

Organsiations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment. For further information about how your organisation can become a stakeholder, please see the stakeholder registration page.

Please note - the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE formal guidance on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.

This consultation will take place between 5 April and 5 June 2013.

The draft guidance sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.

Please note - comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets will not be accepted. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.

Consultation Documents

Points to consider in the consultation

  • Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance.
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Programme Development Group’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
  • The practical value of the provisional recommendations.
  • Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
  • Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action’ for each recommendation.
  • Do you think this guidance could be improved to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? If so,  please include details of:
    • Which particular parts of the guidance you think affect equality of opportunity?
    • Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected?
  • In addition are there any reasons why any of the recommendations in the guidance may result in an increase in inequality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status?

How to submit your comments

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name). Please forward the form by 5pm on Wednesday 5 June 2013 at the very latest to SmokingCessationSecondarycare@nice.org.uk

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not complete on a stakeholder comments form
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
  • Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.

What will happen to your comments?

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guidance is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

Please note: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Supporting evidence

The following evidence was used by the Programme Development Group in developing the provisional recommendations. Please see Section 9 'The Evidence' of the draft guidance for further details.

Evidence reviews

  • Evidence statements from all of the reviews
  • Evidence reviews document containing:
    1.   Review 1: Review of effects of nicotine in secondary care
    2.   Review 2: Smoking cessation interventions in acute and maternity services: review of effectiveness
    3.   Review 3: Smoking cessation interventions in acute and maternity services: review of barriers and facilitators
    4.   Review 4: Effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions in mental health services
    4a. Review 4: Appendices
    5.   Review 5: Barriers to and facilitators for smoking cessation interventions in mental health services
    5a. Review 5: Appendices
    6.   Review 6: A review of the effectiveness of smokefree strategies and interventions in secondary care settings
    6a. Review 6: Appendices
    7.   Review 7: A review of the barriers to and facilitators for implementing smokefree strategies and interventions in secondary care settings
    7a.  Review 7: Appendices
  • Review of cost effectiveness: Smoking cessation in secondary care

Economic modelling

Expert papers

The views expressed in the expert papers below are the views of the authors and not those of NICE.

  • Expert papers document containing:
    1.  Expert paper 1: ‘Stop smoking interventions in secondary care’ by Liz Gilbert, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training.
    2.  Expert paper 2: ‘Streamlined secondary care system: project report’ by Liz Gilbert, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training.
    3.  Expert paper 3: ‘Bedside interventions for smoking cessation: A randomised controlled trial of systematic identification and treatment of smokers’ by Rachael Murray, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham
    4.  Expert paper 4: ‘Association between smoking and mental disorders’ by Jo Leonardi-Bee, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham.
    5.  Expert paper 5: ‘The prevalence of smoking in people with mental health problems’ by Lisa Szatkowski, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham.
    6.  Expert paper 6: ‘Ethical issues for smoking cessation and smokefree policies’ by Richard Ashcroft, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.
    7.  Expert paper 7: ‘Smoking and mental disorder’ by Jonathan Campion, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

We are grateful to all the experts who very kindly gave up their time to prepare a paper and present to the PDG.

This page was last updated: 05 April 2013