Productive Mental Health Ward

Case studies

The Productive Mental Health Ward case studies show how NHS mental health organisations have implemented the programme in specialist areas and the benefits it has created for their staff and service users.  The inspirational stories below provide a valuable insight into how specialist mental health teams have used tools and techniques from the programme to deliver real improvements in patient care, efficiency and productivity.

Issue 1: The Productive Mental Health Ward and forensics – Rampton Hospital
Issue 1 of The Productive Times for PMHWNottingham Healthcare’s Rampton Hospital piloted the programme in one of its most clinically challenging areas: Women’s Forensic Services.  The programme has helped the hospital’s Jade Ward reduce staff sickness levels from 14% to as low as 1%, and reduced handover time by half.

Download the first issue of The Productive Times The Productive Times (449.50 KB) for Nottingham Healthcare's Rampton Hospital. 

If you have implemented The Productive Mental Health Ward in a specialist department and would like to share your story with us, please email us

Issue 2: The Productive Mental Health Ward and Crisis teams – Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust
Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS TrustDerbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust based at the Hartington Unit, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, used The Productive Mental Health Ward to help it to increase early discharges by 400% in just five months.  The work has also reduced the number of bed stays from 70 to 50.

Download the second issue of The Productive Times The Productive Times (286.18 KB) for Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. 

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Issue 3: The Productive Mental Health Ward and Rehabilitation and Recovery – Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation TrustRotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust implemented the programme on its Swallownest Court, where staff were able to increase the time they spend with service users on therapeutic engagement.  The programme has also helped to reduce waste around meals and the amount spent on the monthly food bill.

Download the third issue of The Productive Times The Productive Times (148.30 KB) for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

If you have implemented The Productive Mental Health Ward in a specialist department and would like to share your story with us, please email us