John's current research is the exploration of the legal aspects of the government’s health quality policy initiatives such as clinical risk management and clinical governance. The consistency of policy development in these areas is explored by using a comparison with a US perspective.
John's work has looked into compensation culture as a growth industry in the UK, following trend in the US, and how clinical negligence claims and complaints against the NHS stand are now at record levels. John's research looks at this output, exploring legal implications, consistency, nature and practical impact of agencies set up by successive governments to improve care and help manage risk and litigation in the NHS.
Another active research interest is the legal aspects of nursing, particularly the extended role of the nurse.