Understanding healthcare workers’ sustainability attitudes and actions

Oct 23, 2017

Enventure Research has recently been engaged to develop an accessible online survey for NHS health and social care staff regarding their attitudes towards sustainability, levels of uptake of sustainable actions and frequency, and how they can best be supported to take sustainable actions in the future that are positive for the environment and society.

The research is being conducted on behalf of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), a national unit based in Cambridge working on behalf of the health and social care system in England. The SDU supports the NHS, public health and social care to embed and promote sustainable development in environment, social and financial areas. It provides expert advice, support and practical help in meeting carbon reduction targets and engaging with individuals and organisations to change attitudes and behaviours to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.


The survey will be developed by the SDU and Enventure Research to ensure that all of the questions are easily understandable for respondents and that the structure, format, length and ordering of the questionnaire is suitable and will elicit useful data. Enventure Research will also internally test and pilot the survey with a small number of individuals from the health and social care sector to ensure it is fit for purpose.


The survey will be going live in the next few weeks and the data from the survey will be provided to the SDU for analysis.