Local Maternity Systems

Local Maternity Systems

This page contains resources to support colleagues in Local Maternity Systems
who are working to reduce smoking in pregnancy

Updated briefings for Local Maternity Systems (December 2020)

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group has produced updated briefings for each LMS. The briefings include:

  • Local data on adult smoking prevalence and smoking rates among pregnant women
  • An update on the national policy context, including information on the reintroduction of CO monitoring and the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Best practice case studies on supporting vulnerable pregnant women to quit smoking and using e-cigarettes to improve engagement with pregnant smokers
  • Links to useful resources and information

You can click through the tabs below to view the briefing for your LMS. If you have any queries please get in touch.

New briefing: LMS smokefree pregnancy pathway

The Challenge Group has developed a smokefree pregnancy pathway briefing for Local Maternity Systems. The briefing draws on NICE Guidance and the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle to set out the key steps for supporting women to quit smoking before, during and after pregnancy. It highlights the key points for services to engage with women throughout pregnancy, highlighting the bare-minimum, good and best practice levels of support. The briefing also links to key guidance and training from the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) and e-learning for healthcare.

NHSE Long Term Plan resource pack for LMS's (Sept 2019)

NHS England has published a resource pack for Local Maternity Systems: ‘Implementing the maternity & neonatal commitments of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP)’. The pack (link below) includes information on how LMS’s can prepare for the LTP, how the deliverables will be measured, what support and guidance is available and funding and implementation timelines. The section on Maternal Smoking is on p.18.

LMS case studies (May 2019)

The Challenge Group has produced a new resource for Local Maternity Systems which presents three case studies from LMS’s that are working proactively and collaboratively across local areas to reduce rates of smoking in pregnancy. These case studies can serve as examples for others looking to expand their programme of work in this area. The case studies can be downloaded here.

You can view more detailed discussion of these case studies in the Challenge Group webinar below.


Local Maternity System opportunities and case studies (February 2019)

This Challenge Group webinar presents three case studies from Local Maternity Systems (LMSs) which are working proactively and collaboratively across local areas to reduce rates of smoking in pregnancy.

13:4013:50 – Hazel Cheeseman, ASH

13:5014:05 – Emmerline Irving, Programme Manager for Prevention and Maternity (Public Health and Prevention) West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership

14:0514:20 – Andrea Crossfield, Making Smoking History Strategic Lead, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

14:2014:35 – Becca Scott, Regional Local Maternity Systems Prevention Coordinator, Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (DDTHRW) & Northumbria, Tyne, Wear and Durham (NTWD) LMS’s