The smoke-free policy prohibits smoking in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust premises i.e. buildings, grounds and Trust vehicles. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is committed to improving the health and well-being of patients, carers, staff and visitors.

The historic image of mental health services is strongly associated with smoking. The Trust is dedicated to changing this to one that positively promotes health and wellbeing for all. We will provide treatment to smokers who wish to quit and support smokers who do not want to quit to temporarily abstain from smoking whilst in Trust buildings or grounds. We will provide a healthy environment to work in and create outside spaces that are conducive to nurturing well-being. The policy complies with Smoke-free legislation (Health Act, 2006), NICE Guidelines for Smoking: acute, maternity and mental health services (NICE, 2013a) and Smoking: harm reduction, (NICE, 2013b) and the NHS five year forward view (NHS England 2014).

Download the Smoke-Free Policy here.