2023 Plenary Session 1 Seminars

National Policy, Evidence & Guidance

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Chair

  • Martin Dockrell Tobacco Lead - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
9:00 am - 9:15 am

Why reducing smoking rates remains our #1 priority

An opening by the Mayor of Greater Manchester touching on the health impacts of smoking and the importance of driving down smoking rates.  Also Highlighting the importance of working towards Smokefree 2030 and emphasising the good work in GM.

Speaker

  • Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester - Greater Manchester Combined Authority
9:15 am - 9:30 am

Achieving Smokefree 2030 – The Government’s Plan

This will cover key policy announcements and developments in delivering the Government’s ambition to be Smokefree by 2030.

Speaker

  • Richard Boden Head of Tobacco Control and Gambling, Addictions Team - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Implementing Tobacco Dependency Treatment Services in England-what have we learnt so far?

NHS England is currently implementing a comprehensive programme to treat tobacco dependency in hospitals and maternity services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Substantial progress has been made, especially with a seamless treatment pathway between NHS services and community stop smoking services. More needs to be done to embed these services including data collection, to assess their impact and support long term sustainability.

Speaker

9:45 am - 10:00 am

A whole-system approach to making smoking history

Synopsis coming soon

Speaker

  • Hazel Cheeseman Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director - ASH (Action on Smoking & Health)
10:00 am - 10:20 am

KEYNOTE: Why do we need to sustain treatment services and how are we going to do it?

Thousands of people continue to die from wholly preventable tobacco related disease each year. The addiction to tobacco leads to poverty, ill-health and additional demand on healthcare services. The NHS has a key role in tackling tobacco addiction and sustaining our recently implemented hospital services. This can be achieved through collaborative working between NHS and Public Health teams, a relentless focus on health inequalities and optimising treatment pathways.

Speaker

  • Prof Sanjay Agrawal Professor of Respiratory Science, - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
10:20 am - 10:40 am

Panel Q&A

Chair

  • Martin Dockrell Tobacco Lead - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Speakers

  • Richard Boden Head of Tobacco Control and Gambling, Addictions Team - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Prof Sanjay Agrawal Professor of Respiratory Science, - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Dr Paul Cilia La Corte Senior Programme Manager - Prevention - NHS England
  • Hazel Cheeseman Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director - ASH (Action on Smoking & Health)