The latest results and trends in women’s smoking status at time of delivery (SATOD) in England provide a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Commissioning Region, Region, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level. Smoking at the time of delivery: Q4 and annual update shows that the percentage of women recorded as smokers at the time of delivery is 10.8% both for Q4 and the year as a whole. There continue to be large differences between CCGs ranging from 1.6% in NHS Westminster to 26.0% in NHS Blackpool.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published Better Beginnings: improving health for pregnancy. This themed review brings together NIHR research on different aspects of health before, during and after pregnancy. It covers smoking, healthy diet and weight, alcohol and drugs, mental health, violence against women, and supporting families using multifaceted approaches. It is aimed at healthcare professionals working with women around the time of pregnancy as well as those with a wider interest in women’s and children’s health including commissioners.
To read the full review click here
These NHS Digital statistics provide a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and region levels for Q2, July – September 2016
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The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group has produced an infographic and a briefing Use of electronic cigarettes: a guide for midwives and other healthcare professionals. These resources are designed to be used by Midwives and Health Visitors to address some of the most frequently asked questions in consultations with women who have expressed an interest in using e-cigarettes to quit smoking.
Link to infographic here
Link to briefing document here
Key Findings: 10.4 per cent of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery. This compares to 10.2 per cent for the previous quarter (Q1, 2016/17).
•The proportion of pregnant women known to be smokers at the time of delivery has remained below the national ambition of 11 per cent or less since Q1, 2015/16.
For Q2, 2016/17:
•The CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery were NHS West London (1.8 per cent), NHS Camden (2.1) and NHS Redbridge (2.4).
•The CCGs with the highest proportion were NHS Blackpool (31.0), NHS Hull (24.7) and NHS Swale (23.0).
•111 out of 209 CCGs met the national ambition of 11 per cent or less.