The 'stages of change' model applies to both GPs and practice staff in considering the introduction of specific preventive strategies. Have you been thinking about a preventive care strategy such as establishing a recall system, or prompting all patients with a question about their smoking status? Have your practice staff expressed concern or interest in running a mini-clinic or working more closely with a community service?
Using a planning process will help you determine what processes are most likely to be successful for your state of readiness (see Part 1). To increase patient receptivity consider re-assessing your motivational interviewing skills and the tools that will support patient adherence.