Peter Griffiths

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

A methodology to measure time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs

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The best way to deal with a shortage of nurses is to have more nurses

Researcher Peter Griffiths says his team’s findings on staffing are clear – but not obvious to all

Workforce gaps should not be filled by cheaper substitutes, says Peter Griffiths

‘Training up’ nurses for doctors’ roles and using healthcare assistants to fill in the gaps is risky, argues Peter Griffiths

Evaluating nurse-led inpatient units

This article highlights findings from three studies into nurse-led inpatient units. The results are not the same in each case, particularly with regard to length of stay, and the authors discuss the possible reasons for this. Further work is needed to develop NLIUs and identify cost savings.