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The Productive Community Hospital

The Productive Community Hospital: Releasing time to care™ builds on the success of the Productive Ward. Around 80% of trusts have already signed up to the Productive Ward programme. Against this background, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has been working with nurses and therapists to develop ways to increase the amount of direct care time given to patients in community hospitals.

The Productive Community Hospital programme is designed to help achieve this by improving the effectiveness, safety and reliability of inpatients, day hospitals and minor injuries units.

Sites that have helped develop and test the programme report that their expectations have been exceeded and that their staff have been empowered and enthused to make challenging changes to the way they work.

Adopting The Productive Community Hospital will enable local providers and commissioners to compare the performance of their local community facilities with that of others, learn from the best and make positive improvements for patients.

Support packages
We have carefully selected two delivery partners to support and guide you through the programme.  These are:

Shaping Health International.

All delivery partners involved in the support of The Productive Community Hospital have been comprehensively trained and are supported by a rigorous quality assurance structure.  

Access to further content

To view further content on the Productive Community Hospital you need to be a registered user of the website and to be logged in.

To gain full access to the site, including viewing the modules and ordering box sets, you must register with an NHS England work email address. If you have not yet registered and created a profile on our website please register here. If you are already registered you need to log in to the NHS Institute website.

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