The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ – What we can learn from the literature for implementation: Releasing Time to Care - What we can learn from the literature for implementation

Mark White, John Sg Wells, Tony Butterworth

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    Abstract

    Aim: This paper reviews the Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ literature, identifying and discussing the key characteristics that may contribute to successful implementation. Background: It is 5 years since the official UK launch of the Productive Ward, and the Republic of Ireland commenced a phased, national implementation programme in 2011. Thus it is timely to reflect on the implementation lessons learned to date and described in the literature. Evaluation: Using taxonomic mapping, this paper evaluates the current state of the literature that pertains to Productive Ward implementation experience; success factors; reports, and assessments. Key issues: Seven common contextual characteristics were identified: robust and engaging communication; enabling and empowering roles; appropriate training; project planning and management; leadership; corporate/management engagement and support; and financial and human resource commitment. Conclusion: The key characteristics identified have a direct impact on the implementation of the Productive Ward. The interplay between these key characteristics and how this interplay influences successful implementation of the Productive Ward warrants further research. Implications for nursing management: Acknowledging and embracing the seven characteristics during implementation will positively improve the progress and success of the initiatives implementation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)914-923
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Nursing Management
    Volume22
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2014

    Keywords

    • Implementation
    • Improvement
    • Lean health care
    • Productive Ward
    • Quality
    • Releasing time to care

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