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Health Work

Sick nurses, sad patients and avoidable deaths: outcomes of nursing work configurations  Seminar

12:30 - 14:00
30 March 2017
University of Southampton, Building 85, Room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Zena Galbraith on 023 8059 8233 or email .

Event details

The potential for poor quality of nursing care to negatively affect patients and nurses has emerged as an issue in numerous reports into failings in NHS hospitals. Failure to establish an adequate nursing work configuration has frequently been cited as a causal factor. Nursing work configuration broadly indicates having the right people in the right place at the right time. It is not just a matter of having enough staff (staffing levels), but also ensuring that they have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to operate safely (skill mix) and that their working patterns (shift work) allow them to perform safely and effectively. The event will start with lunch at 12.00 followed by the speakers at 12.30.

Speaker information

Prof Peter Griffiths,Professor Peter Griffiths is Chair of Health Services Research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton. 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 focusses on the healthcare workforce, and in particular safe and effective nurse staffing.

Chiara Dall’Ora , University of Southampton. Chiara qualified as a Registered Nurse in Italy and she then pursued a Master in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences. She is currently completing her PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences, where she also holds a position of visiting researcher for the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex.

Emily Oliver, University of Southampton. Emily is a PhD student at Health Sciences, University of Southampton

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