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.

Healthy nurse
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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.

Depressed student
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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

Charge overseas patients
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Nurses must not be made to charge overseas patients for care, warns health unions

NHS trusts will be legally obliged from April to check if overseas patients are eligible for free care – but unions fear it will further stretch an already buckling health service and risks ‘demonising’ patients.

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Government clarifies current nursing students’ funding entitlements

Details of funding for students starting nursing and midwifery courses in 2016-17 have been outlined. The briefing paper also details the ongoing plan to abolish the NHS bursary from September.

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BME staff less likely to raise concerns in the workplace

Asian and black healthcare staff are significantly less likely to whistleblow than their white British colleagues, research shows.

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Workplace safety remains a concern as staff injury bill tops £47 million

The overall bill for compensation payments and legal costs for NHS staff injuries last year was £47.5 million, Nursing Standard can reveal.

Admiral Nurse
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Dementia nursing services facing axe in two regions

Specialist dementia care being withdrawn due to financial pressures.

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Nurses pay down by £2,619 in five years, research shows

Nurses and emergency staff working over Christmas have seen their pay plummet by up to 9% over the past five years.

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Highest number of NHS staff ever get flu jab

A greater proportion of NHS staff than ever before have been vaccinated against the flu this winter, figures show.

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Call for government to take action over rise in attacks on NHS staff

Physical assaults on NHS staff rose by 4% last year.

North Middlesex University Hospital
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Concerns remain for nurse staffing and training levels at troubled NHS trust

The CQC has said clinical governance and leadership at an NHS trust have improved but nurse...

Nature workshops
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Nurses offered free woodland workshops

NHS staff are being offered the chance to relax in woodland as part of workshops to ease work pressures.