Sustaining the Smoking Targets Compass Health Wairarapa
Sustaining the target • Wairarapa Tobacco Control Plan • Push toward coding during consults • Continued funding from Compass • Appointment scanner • Motivational Interviewing – not focussed on Smokefree • Keep up the good work!
Whaiora is Wairarapa’s Maori health provider. They also hold contracts for various other health services including AKP • We have excellent links with the team there.
Community support for target • Quit groups • Media articles and adverts • Resources, Champix Flowchart, NRT Flip Chart • Medtechread code sticker for computer, desk resources, jandal mobiles
Referral and Quit Groups • Whaiora – Aukati Kai Paipa • Quit groups – Weds lunchtimes – with more groups starting up this spring • Pregnancy Quit group – Friday mornings • Stoptober – new quit promotion to feed into our existing programmes
Brief Advice • Brief advice works – international evidence shows 2% of those given brief advice will quit • Wairarapa exceeds this with 10% of patients quitting – one in ten people!
More stats • Brief Advice – provided to 83 % of patients (5524 / 6649) • 11% of patients were given or referred to cessation support • If we are to get to 25% referred, need to code another 980 patients
Smart strategies needed going forward! • We are not going to get much further by continuing with just BA and cessation referrals • We need new inspiring approaches for both practitioners and patients • Motivational Interviewing for all health targets • Applicable for self management and long term conditions
Motivational Interviewing • We need to promote and market this to get practitioners to training • We need to invest some funding into training • We think for our biggest practice with enrolled pop of 20 000 will require training at the practice.
We have 6649 people in the Wairarapa who smoke Research proves most smokers want to quit, however remaining smokers are likely to be; • often considered more addicted and difficult to treat • Less pleased and harder to be contacted – but we will continue! • We need to change our mindset and approach • We need to continue to support our practitioners to be inspired and enthusiastic