Smoking cessation in pregnancy (maternity)

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Summary of report content

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Improvement and Assessment Framework identified that in Bradford District, 18% of pregnant women continue to smoke during their pregnancy, compared to a national average of 12%. The objectives for this project were to: Identify the key reasons pregnant women who smoke are not accessing existing services; Identify the key barriers to stopping smoking for pregnant women; Identify new ways to educate target groups around smoking in pregnancy and the impact of passive smoking. The key findings of this report focused on: Attitudes towards smoking; Barriers to stopping; What would help women stop? This report contains 12 recommendations specifically around prevention and support.

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General details

Report title 
Smoking cessation in pregnancy (maternity)
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bradford
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
Type of report 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Health promotion
Information providing
Quality of treatment
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Community pharmacy
GP practice
Health visitor
Secondary care services 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.