The Productive Operating House

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The Productive Operating Theatre comprises of two leader’s guides, 11 modules and a toolkit.  The modules are structured in a house format to illustrate how it should build up sequentially by implementing the Foundation modules first, then the Enablers and finally the Process modules.

Knowing how we are doing Well organised theatre Operational status at a glance Programme leaders Guide Executive leaders guide Toolkit Team-working module Scheduline module

We recommend that you start with:

  • Executive Leader's Guide - this guide will offer an overview of what the programme involves, the role of key stakeholders and the buy in needed from the trust board, front line staff and clinical colleagues.
  • Programme Leader's Guide - this guide will provide a solid foundation for you to begin your improvement journey, as well as offering helpful tips on how to get your preparation right to maximise your success.
To access the Foundation modules online, click on the relevant section of The Productive Operating Theatre house (above).

Followed by the three Foundation modules:

  • Knowing how we are doing
  • Well organised theatre
  • Operational status at a glance

To access the Foundation modules online, click on the relevant section of The Productive Operating Theatre house (above).

Followed by the two Enabler modules:

  • Team-working
  • Scheduling
To access the Enabler modules online, click on the relevant section of The Productive Operating Theatre house (above).

The Foundation, Enablers and Process modules

These modules must be carried out in sequence as they follow a logical path. Experience has shown that trying to improve processes before gaining control of the environment and understanding what is going on, is wasted effort.

The Process modules will be available towards the end of January 2010.  Please re-visit this page then when more information will be available.

Order a box set of the Foundation modules

To order a box set of the Foundation modules click here.

Order a box set of the Enabler modules

To order a box set of the Enabler modules click here.