Flavia Munn

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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.

Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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...

Nursing Standard

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

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

First world war diary picture
Nursing Standard

First World War nurse's diaries to go under the hammer

The diary of a volunteer nurse who died during the First World War is expected to attract...

Language tests
Nursing Standard

Doctors call for bolstered language tests for non-UK nurses

Standardised testing of general and clinical English language skills for all overseas nurses, doctors and dentists would improve patient safety, says Royal College of Surgeons.

Dementia map
Nursing Standard

Online map lays bare postcode lottery of dementia care

New interactive map has revealed wide inequalities in care for people with dementia in England.

Drug round
Nursing Standard

New nurse-designed board game

Game aims to minimise medication errors

Night nurse
Nursing Standard

Night-shift nurses 'at greater risk of infections'

Disrupted body clock increases risk, research suggests.

Owen Smith
Nursing Standard

Pledge to keep nursing student bursary

Labour's Owen Smith would 'reverse government decision'

organ donation
Nursing Standard

Hundreds of cancer patients were organ donors, new figures reveal

People with a history of cancer are being reminded they may be able to become organ donors as new figures show nearly 700 patients benefited from such transplants.