Engagement is crucial to embed sustainability in the health and care system, helping people understand not just what needs to be done but also why it needs to be done. 

Without engagement the health system will not achieve its long term goals for reducing carbon emissions and the public will not understand why action is needed.

Engagement and sustainability both need to be owned by boards and staff. Engagement and sustainable development programmes must also draw in service users, communities and the wider public, local councils, third sector and Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Effective engagement is so important it forms a core part of the "Leadership, engagement and development" module where you can find more information.