The Productive Series

The Productive Series supports NHS teams to redesign and streamline the way they manage and work.  This helps achieve significant and lasting improvements – predominately in the extra time that they give to patients, as well as improving the quality of care delivered whilst reducing costs.

The Productive Series has adopted efficiency techniques previously used in car manufacturing and safety techniques learned in the aviation industry.  By working with NHS teams we have adapted them for the NHS in a practical and innovative way.

The key to the success of The Productive Series is that improvements are driven by staff themselves, by empowering them to ask difficult questions about practice and to make positive changes to the way they work.  The process promotes a continuous improvement culture leading to real savings in materials, reducing waste and vastly improving staff morale.

For further information click on one of the programmes below.

Productive Community Services The Productive Operating Theatre The Productive Leader The Productive Community Hospital The Productive Mental Health Ward The Productive Ward Productive General Practice

The Productive Series case studies
For case studies demonstrating the significant productivity and efficiency savings NHS organisations have already achieved through implementing Productive programmes, visit the ‘case studies’ pages under the individual Productive programme menus.

If you would like examples of how staff have been empowered to lead change and make positive improvements to the way they work, download the case study PDF below along with the supporting documents. 

Case study PDF The Productive Series case stuides - Staff improvement and leadership  The Productive Series case studies - Staff improvement and leadership (299.78 KB)

Case study pack (contains documents to support the case study PDF) Productive Series (zip file) 

This case study pack contains a large number of documents and film files and may take a long time to download to your computer. What are zip files?


If you are from NHS England and would like to get in touch with us please contact the Productive Team.

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