Productive Ward

Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward

Following a period of intensive testing and development with a number of acute trusts in England, the NHS Institute has now launched a series of modules that enable ward staff to increase the time spent on direct patient care. 

Releasing Time to Care -The Productive Ward focuses on improving ward processes and environments to help nurses and therapists spend more time on patient care thereby improving safety and efficiency.

The Productive Ward is part of The Productive Series (The Productive Series 611.85 KB)

The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care  - Learning and Impact Review
Results of the research study commissioned by the NHS Institute and led by The National Nursing Research Unit, King's College, London, are available to download as an executive summary executive summary (684.52 KB) or full report full report (5.91 MB).

Further information about The Productive Ward

Learn more about how The Productive Ward has been highlighted as a priority area in the NHS Evidence – Quality and Productivity collection.

  • Find out how frontline staff are getting on with implementing Productive Ward
  • Watch all four episodes of the Productive Ward video documentaries 
  • Visit the updated Productive Ward photo galleries
  • Learn more about the aims and objectives of Releasing Time to Care 
  • Read the latest news
  • Keep up-to-date with Productive Ward developments by registering for our e-bulletin service.

    If you are from outside of NHS England, please look at the NHS Institute Worldwide web pages, or email us at Worldwide.



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