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.

Shona Robison
Nursing Standard

NHS risks losing highly-skilled workers amid Brexit uncertainty

Scotland’s health secretary has warned of the risk of losing skilled workers amid post-Brexit uncertainty.

Peter Carter
Nursing Standard

Former RCN general secretary appointed interim chair of NHS trust

Former RCN general secretary Peter Carter has been appointed interim chair of an NHS trust.

Nursing Standard

US nurses must ‘heal divisions’ in wake of Donald Trump election victory

Nurses in the US must help to unite the country – and ensure healthcare for all – after the shock election result.

Nursing Standard

Nurse consultant appointed to key chemotheraphy role

Lesley Sheen is believed to be only one of five chemotherapy nurse consultants in the UK

Sharon Aldridge-Bent
Nursing Standard

Nurse academic to head QNI’s community leaders programme

Scheme will be available to experienced Queen’s nurses with the potential to secure a senior board-level position in the next 3-5 years

Ben Poku
Nursing Standard

Army nurse features in poppy appeal campaign

Army nurse Ben Poku is featuring in a Royal British Legion campaign for this year’s poppy...

A&E trolley in corridor
Emergency Nurse

Emergency nursing in ‘grip of an unprecedented exodus of staff’

Emergency nursing is in the grip of an unprecedented exodus of staff, a leading nurse said as a major new report warned of another tough winter ahead.

Prison nursing
Nursing Standard

Nurses are central to protecting physical health of prisoners

Nurses must ensure patients in prison receive the same standard of care as those outside, new guidance says.

Nursing Standard

Nurse flu jab drive underway

The annual drive urging nurses and other healthcare staff to have their free flu vaccination...

Nursing Standard

Discussing organ donation with relatives ‘best left to specialists’

Only specialist nurses and lead doctors should speak to distressed families about the...

do not
Nursing Standard

More awareness needed on end of life rights, says charity

Few people have a legally-binding document to refuse life-sustaining care or to have a...

end of life
Nursing Standard

Stop 'disinvestment' in nursing to improve end of life care

An RCN seminar on end of life issues heard how action was needed to end ‘disinvestment’ in...

Deprivation of liberty
Nursing Standard

Sharp rise in deprivation of liberty safeguard applications, latest figures reveal

More than 75,000 people in England were deprived of their liberty from April 2015 to March 2016 amid a sharp rise in safeguarding applications.

Nursing Standard

Swimming nurse raises money for the homeless

A college nurse recently swam a mile around London’s Serpentine Lake to raise money for...

Learning Disability Practice

Questions over rights of disabled people following Brexit

Concerns about the rights of disabled people in the wake of Brexit have been outlined in a...

e roster
Nursing Management

New e-rostering system for nurses launches today

A new e-rostering system for nurses and all healthcare staff launches today.

Hospital discharge
Nursing Standard

'Political maladministration' to blame for high level of unsafe hospital discharges

NHS staff must always ensure patients take priority over organisational pressures, a report into unsafe hospital discharges demands.

Cancer patient
Nursing Standard

Carers of patients with cancer highly rate nursing support

Almost half of carers surveyed praised nurses’ help.