The Challenge Group has produced a number of simple materials to serve as aids to local training for those involved in smoking in pregnancy care pathways. These materials are all free to use and have been produced in collaboration between Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Public Health England.
Infographics and Training Guide
See below available Google Drive downloads for our animated training videos:
Full video – How to help pregnant women quit smoking (download from Google Drive)
Part 1 – Harms from exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy (download from Google Drive)
Part 2 – Carbon monoxide screening and ‘Very Brief Advice’ (download from Google Drive)
Part 3 – How stop smoking specialists help pregnant women to quit (download from Google Drive)
The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) has a range of online briefings and training on:
- Smoking cessation: a briefing for midwifery staff
- Standard Treatment Programme for Pregnant Women: a briefing for midwifery staff
- Very Brief Advice on smoking for pregnant women online training
- Secondhand smoke: promoting smokefree homes and cars online training
- E-cigarettes: a guide for healthcare professionals
N.B. The same online training is also provided through e-Learning for Healthcare (see below) and by the Royal College of Midwives.
NCSCT also provide face to face training and support.
E-Learning for Healthcare resources
- Health Education England's e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) has collaborated with PHE, NHS Improvement and the NCSCT to develop some new e-learning resources highlighting the importance of supporting women to have a smokefree pregnancy. The resources focus on the delivery of Very Brief Advice (VBA) and Carbon Monoxide monitoring. There are also a series of new educational materials to support local training on these topics, including two short films.
- PHE, iPiP and e-LfH have developed a short 10-minute session to support midwives and health visitors in refreshing their skills and ensuring they can undertake a COVID safe intervention.