• Time: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Date: Monday 15 July 2019
  • Location: Clothworkers South Building LT 2, Room 3.04
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Health
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Professor Peter Griffiths is Chair of Health Services Research and Head of the Health Work research group.

His research focuses on the healthcare workforce, and in particular safe and effective nurse staffing. In 2017 he was appointed as a senior investigator for the National Institute for Health Research.

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. 

During this talk Peter will focus on research around nursing numbers, examining the evidence base used to inform NICE’s safe staffing guidance, review what has changed in the past five years and consider the strength of the evidence for increased registered nurse staffing relative to other proposed solutions. The evidence linking nurse staffing to patient outcomes has often been dismissed as ‘mere’ associations which cannot establish cause and effect. Peter will outline the causal evidence from an epidemiological standpoint, taking a broad overview, and providing a platform for discussion.

Register for this free event on Eventbrite here.

For more information please contact Reena Devi on R.Devi@Leeds.ac.uk or 0113 3431275.