Free trial for GovToday NHS Sustainable Development Conference, February 2012

Published on Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:06
Posted by Scott Buckler

Sustainability means the capacity of an organisation to endure; to have the financial and organisational capability to take responsibility for impacts on stakeholders, society and the environment, now and in the future. Promoting and achieving Sustainability is a vital part in planning for the immediate and long term future of the NHS

As Sir David Nicholson says :

‘Sustainability is critical to the future of the NHS’.

Sustainability covers a wide range of activities across the NHS, so ensuring that it meets the stated objectives and keeping track of its effectiveness can be very difficult. Understanding the expectations of all key stakeholders in an organisation as diverse as the NHS is a major task and developing an overall strategy for Sustainability across the many organisations that make up the NHS is extremely complex. Getting that strategy right and having the ability to assess the effectiveness of implementation is vital to a value-added programme.

EnAct provides an online assessment that will enable you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, to highlight underperforming areas both at the strategic and working levels and develop programmes to improve performance and cut costs. The assessment can be completed by NHS staff, patients and other key external stakeholders – people who have legitimate expectations of the NHS. But it can also be customized to meet your requirements.

The assessment is being made available as a free trial to everyone in the GovToday online community and specifically to the delegates to NHS Sustainable Development conference in February 2012. Go to
This link will enable you to sign up for the assessment and provide your views on how well you feel Sustainability is being embedded in your organisation.

You will receive confidential feedback at the conference or online. The assessment is completely objective with no consultant input; the feedback analysis is a direct result of what respondents have said, whilst protecting the confidentiality of the individual.

The Assessment findings can be used to:

•    Assess Sustainability performance and current priorities.
•    Conduct an informed gap analysis and focus resources where most needed.
•    Develop a structured proposition to ensure that there is understanding of Sustainability objectives and responsibilities at all levels of the organisation.
•    Create the evidence base

We are hoping for a large response to the assessment, which will make the results significant and statistically reliable and provide a benchmark for your own use. So please sign up today.


The views expressed in the contents below are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of GovToday.

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