Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward
Update: The Productive Ward NEW
Although the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has now closed The Productive Ward programme will continue to be fully supported by our accredited delivery partners, whose contact details are available here.
The Productive Ward focuses on improving ward processes and environments to help nurses and therapists spend more time on patient care thereby improving safety and efficiency.
This ‘How to guide’ supports the Rapid Impact Assessment publication below. It can help staff to identify, track and calculate the financial benefits that may be associated with improvements gained from implementing The Productive Ward in their trust.
Rapid Impact Assessment of The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care ™ (published 2011)
The Rapid Impact Assessment explores the efficiency and productivity improvements The Productive Ward programme can make across the NHS. Download the results as an Executive Summary ( 183.70 KB) or full report ( 2.41 MB).
Improving healthcare quality at scale and pace - Lessons from The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care ™ programme (published 2010)
Results of the research study commissioned by the NHS Institute and led by The National Nursing Research Unit, King's College, London, are available to download as an Executive Summary (188.54 KB) or full report (1.04 MB). You can also download Top tips for spreading The Productive Ward within NHS Trusts (138.17 KB).
The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care - Learning and Impact Review (published 2009)
Results of the research study commissioned by the NHS Institute and led by The National Nursing Research Unit, King's College, London, are available to download as an executive summary (684.52 KB) or full report (5.91 MB).
Further information about The Productive Ward
Learn more about how The Productive Ward has been highlighted as a priority area in the NHS Evidence – Quality and Productivity collection.
- Find out how frontline staff are getting on with implementing Productive Ward
- Watch all four episodes of the Productive Ward video documentaries
- Visit the updated Productive Ward photo galleries
- Learn more about the aims and objectives of Releasing Time to Care
- Read the latest news
Keep up-to-date with Productive Ward developments by registering for our e-bulletin service.
We have carefully selected two delivery partners to support and guide you through the programme. These are:
Shaping Health International.
All delivery partners involved in the support of The Productive Ward have been comprehensively trained and are supported by a rigorous quality assurance structure.
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