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.

heather henry wellness
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Wellness should be a focus for nurses, congress told

The NHS focus on illness rather than wellness could be ‘disabling patients’, delegates tell RCN congress.

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New test reveals undetected UTIs in women who feel pain urinating

Women who feel pain when urinating are likely to have an undetected bacterial infection, a study shows.

marsha mcadam
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Mental health nurses 'need looking after', says service user

Mental health nurses need support so they can care for patients, service user says.

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125 years of savings needed to 'live well' with dementia

The unachievable cost of dementia care is revealed in a new report that also highlights the loneliness of carers.

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Nurses’ Day: From pattern cutting to palliative care

To mark Nurses’ Day, Marie Curie celebrates those who have switched to a career in nursing.

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Bed shortage hurdle for new mental health laws

Bed shortages could cause difficulties in meeting new time limits on the assessment of patients detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Isle of Man nurses in crunch pay talks

Nurses on the Isle of Man say they are 'bitterly disappointed' that their claim of a 5% pay award was turned down by the Manx government. They say it will make the island a less attractive place to work.

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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.

Rachel OGara, Elizabeth Ackie, Helen Sibley, Sarah Sogeler, Sandi Hillery
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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.

RCNi editorial team
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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.

School children
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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.