The University of Southampton
Health Work and Systems

Uniting expertise to improve services

This group focuses on organisations and structures surrounding care and services: healthcare workforce and their work; the ways patients, carers and families manage health and illness ; and emergency and urgent health care.

Emergency and Urgent Care Theme

Emergency and Urgent Care

  Our research focuses on the organisation and delivery of emergency and urgent health care services and the experience of care by patients, their families and carers.    

Patient Work Theme

Patient Work

Our research focuses on the work that people with health and illness and their personal networks of support undertake.

Workforce Theme


Our research focusses on the configuration of the health care workforce to ensure safe and high quality care.

  • 25 November 2016

    Safe Staffing Summit 2017

    A practical Guide to Safe and Effective Nursing Staffing Levels and...

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  • 3 March 2017

    Cultures of caring: healthcare ‘scandals’...

    In the UK, inquiries into high-profile 'scandals' repeatedly point ...

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