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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 box set is still available.Productive Integration


The Productive Integration guide will help you and your team work through issues such as understanding other people’s roles, attitudes and shared values, whilst focusing on the patient through a workshop which is designed to aid integration of teams.

The guide is designed to provide assistance in bringing either two or more teams or an already integrated team composing of various disciplines together, in order to explore opportunities to improve integrated care by joint working on Productive modules. It is suitable for use across all of Productive programmes.  For more information please click here

The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care™


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.

Calculating the financial benefit of The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care™ - A ‘How to guide’ to support the Rapid Impact Assessment  (published 2012)


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.  

Download Calculating the financial benefit of The Productive Ward.pdf Calculating the financial benefit of The Productive Ward.pdf (169.56 KB) 

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 (Executive Summary 183.70 KB) or  full report (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 Executive Summary (188.54 KB) or full report full report (1.04 MB). You can also download Top tips for spreading The Productive Ward within NHS Trusts 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 executive summary (684.52 KB) or full report 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.

 

If you are from outside of NHS England, please look at the NHS Institute Worldwide web pages, or email us at Worldwide.

Support packages

We have carefully selected two delivery partners to support and guide you through the programme.  These are:

KM&T
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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