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.

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New Royal College of Midwives general secretary promises ‘positive future’

A director of nursing has been appointed general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives. Gill Walton takes over from Cathy Warwick, who is retiring this summer.

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Poor pay causing staff to leave the NHS to work in supermarkets, NHS Providers warns

NHS Providers says staff are leaving the health service to work in supermarkets because of stress and ongoing pay restraint. In a seven-point policy paper, it urges the next government to take urgent action to tackle workforce shortages.

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Children’s hospice nurses commended for treating stab victim

Two hospice nurses have been commended for coming to the aid of a woman who had been stabbed in a knife attack.

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Writer seeks nurses with paranormal experiences

Nurses or carers with unexplained experiences are wanted for a book on paranormal phenomena. A writer is compiling stories from healthcare professionals having heard of some unusual goings-on in hospitals.

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RCNi receives prestigious media award

Editorial team behind Nursing Standard and nine specialist journals awarded silver in the Content Team of the Year category at British Media Awards.

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Film celebrates role of children's nursing

A film has been produced to highlight the value of children's nursing amid concerns the specialty could be sidelined. Nurses at Evelina London Children's Hospital explain why they do their job.

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NMC appoints new council members for 'exciting period of change'

Two new council members have been appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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End of life helpline should be UK-wide, says widowed nurse

A pioneering helpline supporting palliative care patients in their final months is reducing hospital admissions. A nurse who works on the phoneline and lost her husband to renal failure says it should be rolled out nationally.

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Children become less physically active as they move through school

Children spend less time doing physical activity as they progress through primary school, research has found.

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Children’s hospices face crisis as nurse shortage worsens

Charity report calls for urgent action as the vacancy rate in children’s hospice nursing rises.

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NHS cancer drugs fund: not good value for patients

The NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was not good value for patients or society and may have led to unnecessary side effects, researchers have found.

Championing care home nurses
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Role of care home nursing championed in pilots

A set of reports examining pilots into the role of care home nursing has been published. They aim to improve the image of the sector and dispell myths.

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Serious shortfall of children's nurses and doctors ‘puts care at risk’

A report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warns that immediate action must be taken to avert the crisis in paediatrics. It says rota gaps, poor planning and uncertainty over EU workers' status is causing serious problems for the service.

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Overweight people with diabetes risk cognitive problems

Obese and overweight people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of abnormal brain structure and cognitive problems, a study has found.

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Nursing jobs safe at HIV charity

A flagship HIV service has a more certain future following the support of local campaigners and charities. More than 10,600 have signed a petition to save the Sussex Beacon from closure and the charity is in talks about further support.

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US nurses urged to become healthy role models

Initiative wants staff to improve their health to inspire others.

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Rise in emergency admissions for babies and young children

A report has found that many emergency department admissions for babies and young children could have been avoided with better care and support in community settings.

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Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says Unison

Chronic understaffing of nurses is continuing to put patients at risk, a survey has revealed.