Guest Editorial August 2010



jason_gravestock.jpgThis guest editorial was written by Jason Gravestock, Clinical Facilitator, who presented an overview of Productive Mental Health Ward (PMHW) and talked about the methodology and gave examples and elements of the PMHW processes, during the Expert on Call on 16th September 2010. Click here to hear the recording of the session.


Overview of the Productive Mental Health Ward

Jason took up the role of ward lead for the implementation of The Productive Mental Health Ward, in October 2008. Working on a showcase ward, he is co-ordinating and leading on disseminating Modular Implementation Training to ward staff and the successful implementation of The Productive Mental Health Ward modules.

In June Jason took up the role of clinical facilitator to the acute services based on the St Bernard’s site in West London. Here he liaises with the project lead to roll out The Productive Mental Health Ward, Star Ward and Respect and Responsibility initiative, to the adult acute mental health wards while continuing to support the showcase ward. 

Overview of Productive Mental Health Ward: Methodology and Process

Quality and productivity are high on the agenda for the Government, managers and frontline staff. Past initiatives to address this have been attempted but often have failed to harness the enthusiasm or empower staff in bringing about sustained change.


Productive Mental Health Ward

Productive Mental Health Ward – Releasing Time to Care specifically addresses the quality and productivity concerns of staff by using their own value sets and empowers them to lead and implement patient centred care improvement changes.

Productive Mental Health Ward is part of a series developed with frontline staff with proven success in the acute settings as well as newer products such as Productive Leader and Productive Community Services.

Achieving Quality and Increasing Productivity

If we are to meet the challenges that exist around quality and productivity we need tools and processes that will enable staff to take ownership of changes and to sustain the improvements made.


This WebEx will:

  • Provide an overview of Productive Mental Health Ward
  • Discuss the modular approach and methodology
  • Show evidence of successes achieved
  • Introduce Knowing How We are Doing and Well Organised Ward

 

Further reading

The Productive Series

The Productive Ward – Releasing Time to Care – Learning and Impact Review: Kings College London/NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

 

Jason Gravestock 

Clinical Facilitator - NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement


Jason's Expert on Call WebEx (online webinar), Overview of the Productive Mental Health Ward took place on Thursday 16th September 2010.  Click here for a recording of the session.