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
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.
Briefings for Local Maternity Systems (July 2019)
The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group has produced unique briefings for each LMS. The briefings:
- Provide an overview of smoking prevalence and SATOD in your local area;
- Include case studies from NHS Trusts on e-cigarettes, incentive schemes and health visiting;
- Include updated Challenge Group resources on key policies to drive down prevalence;
- Provide an update on the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework and newly published Prevention Green Paper consultation.
We will be producing these briefings following the publication of annual SATOD data to support LMS’s to track their progress.
You can use the tabs below to view the briefing for your LMS. If you have any queries please get in touch.
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.
14:20 – 14:35 – Becca Scott, Regional Local Maternity Systems Prevention Coordinator, Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (DDTHRW) & Northumbria, Tyne, Wear and Durham (NTWD) LMS’s