We asked for contributions and opinions on the Draft Surrey 2016-21 Tobacco Control Strategy. We specifically asked for feedback and comments on the strategy ambition, outcome and five priority areas.
We received 19 responses to the consultation. This included feedback from voluntary Organisations, Borough and District council, NHS, Children’s Centre, Surrey County Council, Clinical Commissioning Group, Business and members of the public.
68% of respondents supported the strategy ambition and outcome statement, agreeing that it was realistic and achievable.
We have taken on board the feedback received and will implement the following changes:
Changing of the wording of priorities to ensure they are measurable
Ensure priorities are clear and focussed
Ensure it is clear that an action plan supports the delivery of the priorities
Remove infographic of borough and district smoking prevalence because of low confidence levels of the data
The Surrey Tobacco Control Strategy 2016-21 sets out why and how we need to work together to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco in Surrey.
Strategies designed to tackle tobacco issues need to be comprehensive and can only be delivered by multiple partners. Led by Surrey County Council Public Health this multi agency approach is owned and delivered by the Smokefree Surrey Alliance.
In Surrey, a number of agencies work on tobacco control because of statutory and contractual requirements. Our strategy has been developed to pull those strands together into one document to ensure effective and coordinated action across the County to tackle the biggest cause of premature death and health inequalities.
Why We Are Consulting
We are committed to working together with our partners including residents, to make this strategy the best it can be for our population. Reducing the harm caused from tobacco can only be delivered by multiple partners which is why it is important to consult with as many people as possible.
Your contributions and opinions are important and valued so we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey based on the strategy.
(The questions should take no longer than 5 minutes).
What Happens Next
The feedback and results of the consultation will be considered and used to help shape the strategy and future ways of working.