Achieving a smoke-free hospital: reported enforcement of smoke-free regulations by NHS health care staff.

@article{Shipley2008AchievingAS,
  title={Achieving a smoke-free hospital: reported enforcement of smoke-free regulations by NHS health care staff.},
  author={Mark Shipley and Robert Allcock},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
BACKGROUND In December 2006, all UK NHS trusts introduced smoke-free regulations prohibiting smoking on all NHS sites. These rules are to be enforced by all NHS trust staff. We have investigated the implementation of these regulations by health care workers when they encounter smokers on a NHS hospital site. METHODS Eighty-five medical and nursing staff working in acute medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, completed a questionnaire reporting their behavior when exposed to… CONTINUE READING

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