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.


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

Picture shows senior black nurses Nichole McIntosh and Carol Love-Mecrow, who take part in a Nursing Standard podcast

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


Simple steps nurses can take to help protect the environment

Actions all healthcare staff can implement to be greener at work and at home


Nurses are exhausted and need incentives – ultimatums do nothing for workforce retention

Our end of life care survey shows impact on patients when nurse staffing is inadequate

Actor David Harewood, who says mental health clinical leadership should be more representative of the diverse populations it serves

Homeland star calls for more diversity in mental health leadership

David Harewood, who experienced psychosis in his 20s, says leaders must represent populations

NHS acute services call in the army amid lengthening waiting lists and short-staffing

Nurses, army medics and general troops will shore-up services in two Scottish regions

NHS pay award: ballot opens for nurses in Scotland on possible industrial action

RCN members will be asked what action they would take over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

Nurse pay award: staff in England to vote on willingness for industrial action

Ballot of RCN members will ask what steps they would take – including a strike

How to handle feedback and turn it into positive change

Two nurse lecturers share how feedback can help with reflection and revalidation

Nurses to be balloted on next steps in dispute over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

RCN Scotland will hold an indicative ballot of members

Flexible working requests: is work-life balance finally within reach?

If this rule change is handled well by employers, it could herald a cultural shift in the NHS