Peter Griffiths, PhD, BA, RN, FEANS, FHEA
Chair of Health Services Research, University of Southampton
Dr. Peter Griffiths is a Standing Professor at University of Southampton. He is Chair of Health Services Research and Head of the Health Work research group. He also leads the fundamental care theme of the National Institute for Health Research’s Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Wessex. His research focuses on the healthcare workforce, and in particular safe and effective nurse staffing.
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.
According to his profile from the University of Southampton, In 2017, he was appointed as a senior investigator for the National Institute for Health Research, a title which recognizes the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR Faculty. Recent NIHR funded research includes studies examining associations between nurse staffing, missed vital signs observations and mortality in acute hospital wards and the costs and consequences of the use of the “Safer Nursing Care Tool” to determine nurse-staffing levels.
- Hope, J., Recio Saucedo, A., Fogg, C., Griffiths, P., Smith, G., Westwood, G., & Schmidt, P. (2018). A fundamental conflict of care: nurses’ accounts of balancing sleep with taking vital signs observations at night. Journal of Clinical Nursing. DOI: 1111/jocn.14234
- Drennan, J., Duffield, C., Scott, A. P., Ball, J., Brady, N. M., Murphy, A., … Griffiths, P. (2018). A protocol to measure the impact of intentional changes to nurse staffing and skill-mix in medical and surgical wards. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 1111/jan.13796
- Dall’ora, C., Ball, J., Redfern, O., Recio Saucedo, A., Maruotti, A., Meredith, P., & Griffiths, P. (2018). Are long nursing shifts on hospital wards associated with sickness absence? A longitudinal retrospective observational study. Journal of Nursing Management, 1-8. DOI: 1111/jonm.12643
- Gould, L. J., Griffiths, P., Barker, H., Libberton, P., Mesa-Eguiagaray, I., Pickering, R., … Bridges, J. (2018). Compassionate care intervention for hospital nursing teams caring for older people: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. RMD Open, 8, [e018563]. DOI: 1136/bmjopen-2017-018563
- Griffiths, P., Dall’ora, C., Sinden, N., & Jones, J. (2018). The association between 12-hour shifts and nursing resource use in an acute hospital: longitudinal study using routinely collected data. Journal of Nursing Management, 1-7. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12704
- Griffiths, P., Recio-Saucedo, A., Dall’ora, C., Briggs, J., Maruotti, A., Meredith, P., … Ball, J. (2018). The association between nurse staffing and omissions in nursing care: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13564
- Recio Saucedo, A., Dall’ora, C., Maruotti, A., Ball, J., Briggs, J., Meredith, P., … Griffiths, P. (2018). What impact does nursing care left undone have on patient outcomes? Review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(11-12), 2248-2259. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14058
- Ball, J., Day, T., Murrells, T., Dall’ora, C., Rafferty, A. M., Griffiths, P., & Maben, J. (2017). Cross-sectional examination of the association between shift length and hospital nurses job satisfaction and nurse reported quality measures. BMC Nursing, 16(26), 1-7. DOI: 10.1186/s12912-017-0221-7
- Griffiths, P., Dall’ora, C., & Ball, J. (2017). Nurse staffing levels, quality and outcomes of care in NHS hospital wards: what does the evidence say?Health Work: Evidence Briefs, 1(1).