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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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Specialist dementia care being withdrawn due to financial pressures.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.

Bed trolley in corridor
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Fears for quality of nursing care on ‘overwhelmed’ wards this winter

Pressures on hospital beds is so severe that the equivalent of seven extra hospitals had to be opened on the busiest day last winter, according to a new analysis by the Nuffield Trust.

Lucille Noone
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Student graduates as nurse after donor helps pay for her studies

A student has realised her childhood dream of becoming a nurse thanks to a donor-funded scholarship scheme.

EU citizens
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EU nurses in UK should be given right to remain, says new report

Nationals from the European Union (EU) living in the UK should be given the right to...

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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.

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Nursing the 'most trusted profession'

Poll finds UK public has faith in nurses' truthfulness