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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Breast cancer survivor sets up charity and graduates as a midwife

A mother who beat breast cancer twice and set up a charity to help others in a similar position has graduated as a midwife.

Obesity and alcohol consumption
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Obesity and alcohol consumption at ‘worrying’ levels, reveals England health survey

Smoking among adults is continuing to fall but obesity and alcohol consumption is still at ‘worrying’ levels according to the Health Survey for England.

Jessie McCulloch
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Children’s nurse wins prize for research into mentor support for students

A poster exploring how children’s nursing students are supported during community placements has won a prize.

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Former RCN president Dame Sheila Quinn dies

Former nursing leader Dame Sheila Quinn, who worked tirelessly to promote the profession,...

IV therapy
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RCN launches updated guidance on infusion therapy

Updated guidance on infusion therapy has been published by the RCN.

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Care home prices ‘jump by almost a quarter in a year’, despite declining quality

Average care home prices in England have jumped by almost a quarter in a year despite declining quality, according to a new analysis.

Nursing profession
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Nursing the 'most trusted profession'

Poll finds UK public has faith in nurses' truthfulness

Nursing Standard

New measures to help health professionals tackle sepsis

Health professionals, including nurses, are being urged to help tackle sepsis.

Nurses are leaving EDs
Emergency Nurse

Mounting pressures are pulling the plug on nurses working in EDs

Nurses are being deterred from working in pressured emergency departments (EDs) because of...

Philip Hammond
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'Missed opportunity' as chancellor makes no mention of NHS pay cap

The RCN has accused the government of missing an opportunity to tackle the nursing workforce crisis after chancellor Philip Hammond failed to scrap the 1% public sector pay cap in his autumn statement.

dru sharpling
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Child abuse inquiry urges nurses to help survivors tell their stories

An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is looking to nurses for support in bringing forward survivors.

Khetsiwe Dlamini
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Donald Trump’s victory has strengthened the resolve of gender equality campaigners, UN Women chief of staff tells nurses

The battle for gender equality has become ‘even more determined and stubborn’ in the wake of the US presidential election result, the RCN International Centenary Conference heard.

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Fathers key to tackling child health crisis, say senior nurses

Fathers are being left out of involvement in their children’s healthcare with potentially devastating consequences, international nursing experts will hear today.

record numbers
Nursing Standard

Record numbers of NHS staff having flu vaccination, figures reveal

A record number of front-line NHS staff including nurses have received flu vaccinations this year.

Hospice choir
Nursing Standard

Hospice choir hoping for Christmas number one

A nurse and a 94-year-old patient are among the singers hoping for a hit single this Christmas.

Amanda Burston
Nursing Standard

Specialist domestic abuse advisors in hospitals 'help nurses support victims'

Introducing specialist domestic abuse advisors in hospitals would help nurses to better...

Nursing Standard

Graduates of England's first-ever nursing degree course reunited

A trailblazing group of women who campaigned to create England’s first nursing degree...

Cancer nurse
Nursing Standard

New framework for cancer nursing launched

A new framework for cancer nursing has been launched that will allow nurses to match their skills to specific roles and provide clear career pathways.