Sustainable Action Planning - SAP

SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability. Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan. The action plan can then be adopted into the team’s routine management processes, becoming the framework for ongoing sustainability improvements.

SAP logoIn 2008, CSH joined forces with independent consultant, Michael Poole (Eco-nomic Ltd.), and the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust (CIOSPCT) to pilot the programme in NHS wards, GP practices, laboratories and other clinical units in Cornwall and London. The pilots were co-funded by CIOSPCT and the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement. The experience helped to shape SAP – to make it more relevant to health and healthcare, and better suited to use in busy NHS settings.


Via the SAP website, clinical teams everywhere now have access to all of the SAP tools and resources, and can begin sustainable action planning in their units: