About Peter Griffiths

Iam chair of health services research at the university of Southampton. My current programme of work explores issues of workforce effectiveness using routinely collected data and the development and use of nurse sensitive outcomes and quality measures. I am particularly interested in issues of skill mix and substitution and the effect of change in the composition and organisation of the workforce on patient outcomes. I have long been involved in the evaluation of innovation in and complex service delivery interventions, including nurse-led sub-acute care and, more recently, the national roll out of the “Productive Ward, Releasing Time to Care” programme in England. I am currently working as part of RN4CAST consortium (www.rn4cast.eu) which is undertaking a major EU funded study on the impact of nurse deployment on patient safety.


My academic background is in social science, social psychology, health services research and nursing. From 2006-2011 I was director of England's National Nursing Research Unit before taking up the chair of health services research at Southampton.

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Centre for innovationa and Leadership
Faculty of Health Sciences, Building 67
University of Southampton
United Kingdom


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