Releasing time to care

The Productive Series: Releasing Time to Care is a programme to help front line staff spend more time on patient care, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

Originally developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the Productive Series methodologies are used by front line teams to improve care, increase time spent with patients, deliver process efficiencies and make financial savings.

  • Productive Ward series was first implemented in 2009 in Waikato District Health Board and Wards 2 and 12 were the showcase wards. Currently, all inpatient areas in Waikato DHB including Critical Care areas, ED, Radiology, Regional Renal Centre, Delivery Suite, Women’s Health Assessment Unit and Oncology Outpatients are working implementing modules of the series. Thames and TeKuiti Hospitals inpatient areas including ED and Thames Clinical Centre have also implemented Productive Wards.

  • Productive Community Services was first implemented in 2010. Currently the Rural, Hamilton, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa and Thames teams have implemented Productive Community Services.

  • Productive Mental Health Ward series was first implemented in 2013 in all inpatient wards, including the forensic wards.

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