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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

There are a variety of case studies available demonstrating the learning and impact achieved from NHS organisation who have implemented programmes from The Productive Series.  This case study matrix helps you to easily identify and locate where these case studies can be found on our Productive pages.  Download the Case study matrix updated 22 May 2012 v2.xls Case study matrix updated 22 May 2012.xls (73.00 KB)

Putting patients first - The Productive Series
This document shares case studies that highlight good practice that is improving care for patients.  It can help patients and carers to understand how The Productive Series can improve their care as well as staff, who can learn more about how the series can be used to improve the patient experience.
Putting patients first - The Productive Series FINAL.pdf Download Putting patients first - The Productive Series.pdf (1.18 MB)

Staff improvement and leadership
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 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.

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