Flavia Munn

Flavia Munn is the editor of Nursing Standard. She is responsible for overseeing all the editorial content published daily on the Nursing Standard website and app, and its curation into our monthly print journal.

Flavia has over 15 years' experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications aimed at the public, patients, nurses and doctors.


Striking NHS nurses are sending a clear message that they’re in no mood for defeat

Behind the pithy placards is unmistakable determination to win this battle for fairer pay


Striking nurses have spoken, but will governments finally act to fix the NHS?

The profession needs its legendary determination and resourcefulness now more than ever


Whatever you stance on striking, you deserve respect and fairness in your workplace

This is a time for nursing staff – whether striking of not– to maintain a united front


Is it any wonder grateful patients want to slip underpaid nurses some money?

Taking cash gifts is a no-no, but if nurses were paid properly, the issue might not arise


Nurses’ strike ballot: a profession left with no other option

The new government has failed to offer solutions to NHS staffing and pay crises


Should specialist nurses be asked to help cover cleaning duties on wards?

Nurses turn to social media to call out disrespectful request that undermines profession


NHS pay rise: nurses are a force to be reckoned with

Until the government values nursing there will always be recruitment and retention crises

Striking nurses

NHS pay deal: could this be the moment when nurses decide it’s time to strike?

Calls for industrial action likely as inflation dashes hopes of progress on nurses’ pay

Nurse studies at home

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning


Will renewed NHS parking charges be the final straw for many nurses?

Ending free parking for hospital staff is out of touch with rising cost of living pressures


Flexible working: why the NHS must make it work if it wants to retain its nurses

Nurses deserve work-life balance and employers must find ways to help them achieve it


NHS nurse retention: yes pay is key, but so are working conditions

Nursing staff need and deserve not just time for breaks, but the spaces to take them


While you’re running on empty, health services are running on your guilt and goodwill

Nurses feeling duty-bound to turn up for work when sick is unfair and unsustainable

Mandatory vaccination: ‘no jab, no job’ rule is more like ‘no sense, no sensitivity’

Staggeringly high staff sickness levels must force the government to think again

Where next?: how the pandemic has made nurses reconsider their careers

Whether leaving the register, changing roles or improving practice, your well-being is vital

Sick of ‘resilience’? How to embrace being human – not superhuman

Chiara Dall’Ora explains why she refuses to teach resilience to nursing students

Alcohol use: what to do when a coping mechanism becomes a serious problem

Don't let stigma or fear stop you from accessing the support you need

How to overcome racism and discrimination to build your career in the NHS

Nursing Standard podcast looks at career progression for black and minority ethnic nurses