Dr Griffiths undertook Nurse Training in 1980 in the Royal Navy, which included work as a Casualty Nurse during the Falklands Conflict and running a sickbay in a large Naval Base. She started work in Endoscopy in 1990 and progressed to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Endoscopist in 2000.
In addition to three endoscopy lists a week, Dr Griffiths works as a Nurse Consultant for Gastroenterology and is the National Nurse Advisor for the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. She also works as a Lead Assessor for the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) for Gastroenterology and decontamination advisor for the BSG.
She is Secretary of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology and sits on a number of BSG committees and working parties. Dr Griffiths is also an Endoscopy Trainer and Faculty on upper GI training courses and endoscopy masterclasses. She lectures nationally and internationally on a range of topics and has published widely in medical and nursing journals, including a book on the care and management of coeliac disease.
Dr Griffiths is married with two grown up daughters. She is a keen runner but never seems to be able to run away from work!