Engagement is particularly important for sustainable development across the health and care sector.

Without engagement the system will not achieve its long term goals for delivering sustainable development and the public will not understand why action is needed.

Engagement and sustainability share some similarities. Engagement and sustainability both need to be owned by boards and staff. Development programmes must also draw in service users, communities and the wider public, local councils, third sector and Health and Well Being Boards.

There are two broad groups we focus on engaging with: