An Introduction to The Productive Community Hospital 

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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.

The learning objective for this module is:

  • To provide you with a good understanding of The Productive Community Hospital programme so that you can be ready to get involved in activities as they are adopted in your area.


Lesson Plan


An Introduction to The Productive Community Hospital is one of the first modules that form part of The Productive Series: Releasing Time to Care. This programme has been developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement to help front-line staff spend more time on patient care, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

The Government aim to introduce the Productive Ward methodology into 100% of Acute, Mental Health, Community Hospital wards and Community Services teams by 31st March 2014. The Productive Series programmes have already been adopted by a high percentage of organisations and front line teams are using the tools and methodology to improve care, increase the time spent with patients, deliver process efficiencies and financial savings.



On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is targeted specifically at those who manage or work within a Community Hospital.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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