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Productive Ward: lessons from a quality-improvement programme

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Sophie Sarre, Glenn Robert, Jill Maben, Peter Griffiths, Rosemary Chable

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Times
Issue number3
PublishedMar 2020

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Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ was a large-scale nursing quality improvement programme introduced to English acute trusts a decade ago to improve productivity and reduce wastage on the ward. A multi-methods study looked at what remains of the programme today, how it was implemented and whether it has had any lasting impact. It concludes that it has useful lessons for the design, implementation and sustainability of other large-scale quality improvement programmes.

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