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.

Nursing in China
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Unique nursing partnership forged between UK and China

King's College London is helping to develop nursing in China in a collaboration that is delivering rich learning opportunities.

staff wear pyjamas
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Hospital staff in Yorkshire join the End PJ Paralysis drive

Staff at Airedale Hospital wear their pyjamas to work as part of an international campaign to keep inpatients moving.

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Health warnings issued as UK heatwave continues

NHS England issues amber health heatwave alert as temperatures in the UK soar above those in the Bahamas.

Nursing Management

Addressing the issues of high turnover rates in senior nurse roles

A departing nurse director has spoken of the ‘anxiety of individuality’ sometimes felt in senior roles such as hers

Shelagh Robinson
Nursing Older People

'Dementia does not define me'

Speakers at a recent conference expressed the important role nurses play in reducing the stigma that surrounds dementia, which was highlighted in a new report by the Alzheimer's Society.

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Government 'must heed healthcare warnings'

Nurse leaders stress need to scrap pay cap and fund social care

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Travelling further to a GP may improve cancer survival rate

Patients who travel further to see their GP have better cancer survival rates, research finds.

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Older people less likely to get talking therapies for mental health

Older people are less likely to be referred for talking therapies for conditions such as anxiety and depression, study says.

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Child deaths from diarrhoea down but stay highest in poorest nations

Child deaths globally due to diarrhoea have fallen by a third in 10 years, but mortality rates remain highest in some of the world’s poorest countries, research shows.

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Praise for 'heroic' staff after London attacks

England's CNO commends swift actions of staff

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Lonely students more at risk of mental health problems

Students who feel lonely are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, study finds.

Children in hospices
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One in four people are unaware of role of children’s hospices

One in four people show a ‘worrying’ lack of understanding about children’s hospices and palliative care, a survey shows.

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Well-being advice issued for those affected by Manchester terror attack

Mental health advice and support for people affected by the Manchester terrorist attack has been released by the NHS.

Nursing Older People

Ways of integrating care highlighted

Ways of integrating health and social care for the benefit of dementia patients were highlighted at a conference.

Nursing Standard

'All nurses should be dementia-aware'

Nurses across all specialties should have an understanding of dementia

Chocolate buttons
Nursing Standard

Mindfulness, with the help of chocolate buttons

Mental health nurses discuss some surprising activities to manage stress, including chopping wood, riding motorbikes and melting chocolate buttons in your hand

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Infants’ cognition develops faster if dads play with them, study shows

If fathers actively engage with their children and play with them in the first few months of life it has a positive impact on cognitive development, research shows.

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Get involved in NHS transformation plans, nurses urged

Nurses need to be ‘knocking on the door’ to ensure their voices are heard in NHS transformation plans, an RCN congress fringe event heard.