The Productive Operating House

Frequently asked questions

What are the aims of the Productive Operating Theatre?

Who is the programme for? 

Can you tell me a bit more about The Productive Operating Theatre ‘house’?

How can I get clinicians motivated to get involved with The Productive Operating Theatre?

Does the NHS Institute offer any support in implementing the programme?

How many box sets are NHS England organisations entitled to for free?

I do not work for the NHS but am interested in The Productive Operating Theatre, am I able to order a box set?

I work outside of the UK, how can I get involved with The Productive Operating Theatre?


What are the aims of The Productive Operating Theatre?

The Productive Operating Theatre aims to help theatre teams deliver significant improvements in:

  • patient’s experience and outcomes
  • safety and reliability of care
  • effective team-working and staff wellbeing
  • efficiency and value

It is focused on eliminating errors, introducing briefing, debriefing and communication techniques so that everyone in the theatre team understands what is going on, and learning from near misses.

 

Who is the programme for?
The programme is for staff who work in theatres including consultant surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre matrons, perioperative practitioners, managers and operating department practitioners. It also highlights the crucial role of the Trust Board, and an executive sponsor in supporting innovation and improvement.


Can you tell me a bit more about The Productive Operating Theatre ‘house’?
The Productive Operating Theatre house explained. (Coming soon)

How can I get clinicians motivated to get involved with The Productive Operating Theatre?
Face to face communication is always the best way, whether by formal meetings, one to one conversations or in groups. Emphasise the objectives of the programme to improve team-working, staff well-being and patient experience and outcomes. Involve those who are interested as champions for the programme. For more on this read the Executive Leader’s Guide and the Programme Leader’s Guide.


Does the NHS Institute offer any support in implementing the programme?
Yes, the NHS Institute offers an Implementation Support Programme that organisations can purchase.


How many box sets are NHS England organisations entitled to for free?
Each NHS organisation is entitled to five box sets free of charge.  Additional box sets can be obtained but these will be at an additional charge.  Please contact us for further details.


I do not work for the NHS but am interested in The Productive Operating Theatre, am I able to order a box set?
Please contact us and a member of our team will respond to you.

 

I work outside of the UK, how can I get involved with The Productive Operating Theatre?
Please contact us and a member of our team will respond to you.