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Research project: National Evaluation of the Productive Ward / Facilitating Facilitating the Spread of Productive Ward - Dormant - Dormant

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The Productive Ward Programme, designed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in collaboration with the NHS, sets out an innovative and practical way for clinicians and other frontline staff to take the lead in improving ward-based services. These two evaluation studies explored the dissemination and sustainability of the programme in the NHS

The Productive Ward Evaluation study aims to tell the story of the Productive Ward to date and determine its impact on the NHS. The evaluation will seek to answer why and how the Productive Ward has been so influential and to identify factors that may enhance the benefits of this programme and, more widely, future innovative approaches to service and quality improvement. Our approach is to explore the Productive Ward programme as an innovation in service delivery and organisation using an evidence-based framework to examine four key components:
- wider NHS/societal context
- hospital context
- the Productive Ward programme itself
- linkages (such as relationships within and between organisations) 

Improving healthcare quality at scale and pace - builds upon the insights provided by the first study and aims to inform efforts to maintain momentum of The Productive Ward, to support NHS staff going forward, and to discuss mechanisms and arguments for continued commitment and investment.

Project team

Peter Griffiths

Project funder

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement


Associated research themes

Workforce: re-configurations and enabling and measuring workforce effectiveness

Related research groups

Health Work and Systems
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