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South West launch of the NHS Smokefree pledge

Jan 2023

This webinar was hosted by South West OHID (Office of Health Improvement & Disparities) Health & Wellbeing Team on Thursday 15th December 2022. Its purpose was to launch, raise awareness and garner support for the NHS SmokeFree Pledge in the South West. It was chaired by Public Health registrar, Dr Claire Ferraro.

The webinar includes three presentations from:
- Hazel Cheeseman; Deputy Chief Executive, ASH - “The national SmokeFree 2030 ambition and the role of the NHS”

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- Dr Ruth Sharrock; Respiratory Consultant at QEH Gateshead, Clinical Lead for Tobacco NENC ICS – “Case Study: North East and North Cumbria ICS experience - ‘at scale’ roll out, enablers and barriers to implementation across a region.”

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- Martin Lever; Tobacco Reduction Manager; Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – “Case Study: Making the case: building support and optimising the value of the NHS SmokeFree Pledge

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There was also a short Q&A session. It was a South West regional event, however the principles and lessons learnt will be helpful and transferable to all NHS organisations, especially Integrated Care Boards, nationally who are looking to strengthen the role of the NHS in reaching the SmokeFree 2030 ambitions.