The Productive Operating Theatre rolls out to NHS England

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Productive Operating Theatre launchThe Productive Operating Theatre programme received its first viewing when it was launched across NHS England on Monday 21 September.

An audience of 500 delegates including chief executives, directors, consultant surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre staff and operating department practitioners attended the national launch event at the Church House Conference Centre in London.  

Professor Lord Ara Darzi, who is supporting the programme and attended the event as a key note speaker said:

“This is a programme which will empower staff to take control of their operating theatre and design it in the way which suits their patients and at the same time reflects their own needs.

“As a surgeon I know how vital a role that a well organised operating theatre plays in ensuring a calm setting in a high pressurised working environment.

“The operating theatre is a place where lives are transformed and saved and by taking simple steps to optimise the working environment, staff can continuously improve the quality of patient care”.

During the launch event delegates also heard how teams from The Productive Operating Theatre’s associate and field test sites had implemented particular modules and the benefits they had brought to their theatre teams.

For more information about The Productive Operating Theatre click here.