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How the Productive Ward scheme gives staff more time to care

08 February 2012

Mental Health Practice


The Productive Ward initiative allows nursing staff to bring about changes in the workplace, streamline systems of work and release time to care for clients. As an...

The Productive Ward: encouraging teambuilding and innovation

01 April 2011

Nursing Management


The aim of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s Productive Ward series is to remove wasteful activities from ward processes and reinvest the time saved...

Staff and patient involvement in benchmarking to improve care

01 May 2011

Nursing Management


This article outlines work undertaken to relaunch Essence of Care benchmarking at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), a 1,665-bed teaching hospital...

Unlocking a safer system

31 March 2009

Nursing Standard


Having to hunt for the nurse who had the drug cupboard keys was taking time away from patient care. A simple solution has changed that.

Implementing the productive ward management programme

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how the introduction of the productive ward programme has empowered one ward team to work collaboratively to introduce sustainable change....

A room of one’s own

23 August 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

The first all-single room NHS acute hospital has opened in the UK. It was an immediate hit with patients, but what is it like for nurses to work in?

Nurse productivity: using evidence to enhance nurses’ use of time

12 February 2024

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

The UK is experiencing a nursing shortage, making it challenging to maintain the staffing levels required to deliver effective patient care. One way of enhancing the...