Professor Peter Griffiths

Professor of Health Services Research - Theme 3 co-lead

Theme 3 co-lead

I'm interested in the impact of change in the organisation, management and composition of the healthcare workforce on both patient and staff outcomes. Linked to this is an interest in quality measurement and in particular using outcome data to improve practice. My current or recent work includes - the RN4CAST study: an international study being undertaken by a consortium of 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the united States, which is working with professor Linda Aiken to replicate and extend her seminal studies on the link between nurse staffing and mortality; - a series of studies exploring links between nurse staffing and quality and outcomes in general practice. I’m also currently working with the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan in Canada, to evaluate the Productive ward programme and the Health Quality Improvement Partnership in England to develop a national audit of nutritional care. My academic background is in nursing and social psychology. My interest in 'nursing outcomes' goes back to the early 1990s when I was involved in setting up and evaluating pioneering 'nursing-led' units delivering intermediate care to post-acute patients. Before taking up the chair of health services research at Southampton I was, from 2006 to 2010, Director of England’s National Nursing Research Unit, where I remain a visiting professor. I am Executive Editor of the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Projects by Professor Peter Griffiths