- Leadership supported by smoke-free policies and protocols
Ensure that there are smoke-free policies in place within the local health district (LHD) that include:
- Smoke-free grounds
- Patient support services
- Employee cessation supports
- Inter-disciplinary involvement
Encourage inter-disciplinary leadership across the LHD to ensure key clinical areas are involved in the management of nicotine dependence and smoking cessation care (such as cardiac and respiratory technicians, nurse specialists, respiratory doctors and physiotherapists, medical doctors, cancer doctors, pharmacology leaders, cardiothoracic surgeons and sleep physicians).
Ensure that smoking cessation implementation working groups include clinicians from a range of disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing, allied health, psychology, physiotherapy and health promotion).