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The University of Southampton
Health Work


Our research focusses on the configuration of the health care workforce to ensure safe and high quality care. We are particularly concerned with the requirements for safe nurse staffing in terms of the size, skill mix and organisation of the workforce.

Workforce Theme

Our programme of work is developing to encompass studies that explore the economics of workforce substitution, the effects of variation in staffing levels on the process and outcomes of care and methods to determine the workforce required to maintain safety and quality. While currently focussed on hospital care our programme has also addressed these issues in a variety of settings including general practice.

14 June 2018

Jane Ball acted as a panel to discuss Safe...

Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference

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