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 Children and Young People

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.

Shortfall of paediatric nurses
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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.

Physical health assessment
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Exclusive: Nurses tackle poor physical health among people with severe mental health conditions

Scheme aims to reduce 20-year mortality gap between this patient group and the rest of the population.

Staff survey
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Safe staffing survey takes snapshot of working in NHS

Union says it expects sixth annual survey on nurse-to-patient ratios, overtime and breaks to reveal the strain staff and hospitals are under

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Health and social care plans behind target amid service pressures, says report

Plans to integrate health and social care services by 2020 have been slower and less successful than envisaged, a report finds. But the National Audit Office notes local areas have improved joint working.

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Rising number of students experience mental health problems

Colleges in England report a rising number of students experiencing mental health issues. The finding has led to calls for more specialist support for young people in crisis.

Midwifery retention
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Maternity services ‘gain one midwife for every 25 in training’

Report warns that in England the number of midwives leaving due to retirement or lack of flexible working is offsetting recruitment