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.

Health of the public
Nursing Standard

Radical changes needed to tackle public health, say academics

Nurses and healthcare professionals must collaborate with those outside of their traditional...

NHS staff demo
Nursing Standard

Concern over NHS nurse contracts as BMA calls off doctors’ strikes

Will government move to impose new contracts on nurses in the NHS?

campaign website
Nursing Standard

Union invites public to thank nurses for the job they do

Unison aims to highlight work of nurses and other public servants ahead of government spending statement

Whistleblower helpline
Nursing Standard

Northern Ireland regulator calls for NHS staff whistleblowing helpline

The RCN in Northern Ireland has welcomed calls for a confidential helpline to be set up for nurses and other health and social care staff to raise concerns.

End of life service
Nursing Standard

Nurse-led end of life service cuts admissions

Review finds London care coordination centre could save the NHS £350,000 a year, but needs more nurses to cope with demand

sad girl
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Efforts to tackle FGM hampered by cuts to school nursing

Cuts to school nursing numbers and workforce pressures are hampering efforts to eradicate...

Anne Shaw
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Former nurse appointed chair of NHS trust

Anne Shaw has taken over as chair of North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust...

The Archers
Nursing Standard

The Archers domestic abuse storyline highlights need for family support, say health visitors

Two in five health visitors say support for families affected by domestic abuse in England has got worse in the past two years.

Nursing Standard

Half measures not enough to tackle diabetes, RCN warns

Half measures are not enough to tackle the rising number of people with diabetes, nurses...

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Doctors’ predictions of when terminally ill patients will die vary widely

Research has shown a wide variation in doctors’ ability to predict accurately how long...

pregnant woman and midwife
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Post-Brexit England faces huge shortage of midwives, says RCM

‘Huge’ shortage of midwives looms if staff from European Union countries are barred from work in England after Brexit – RCM.

Drug-related deaths
Mental Health Practice

Drug-related deaths reach record high

Heroin and morphine use drive rising mortality rate from drug poisoning in England and Wales, Office for National Statistics reports

Emma's Diary
Nursing Standard

New partnership for the Royal College of Midwives

RCM teams up with Emma’s Diary to provide support for pregnant women and first-time parents.

Sad boy
Nursing Standard

‘School nurses could overlook abuse due to paperwork burden’

School nurses spend so much time on paperwork that abuse or neglect could be missed, says children’s commissioner.

Nursing Standard

New film puts spotlight on dementia in BME community

A new film for nurses and other healthcare workers highlights rising cases of dementia in the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.

#hellomynameis graduates
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Kate Granger legacy celebrated by nursing students

Graduating nursing students support the #hellomynameis campaign

Post natal depression
Nursing Standard

£5 million fund to improve support for mental health support for new and expectant mothers

A £5million fund for perinatal mental health services has been announced as the first step...

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Scrapping student bursary risks future mental health nursing workforce, report warns

Plans to scrap student bursaries risk worsening a recruitment crisis in mental health...