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.


Military nurses will deploy to NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Borders due to staff shortages and treatment backlogs
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NHS acute services call in the army amid lengthening waiting lists and short-staffing

Nurses, army medics and general troops will shore-up services in two Scottish regions

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NHS pay award: ballot opens for nurses in Scotland on possible industrial action

RCN members will be asked what action they would take over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

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Nurse pay award: staff in England to vote on willingness for industrial action

Ballot of RCN members will ask what steps they would take – including a strike

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How to handle feedback and turn it into positive change

Two nurse lecturers share how feedback can help with reflection and revalidation

Pay ballot box
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Nurses to be balloted on next steps in dispute over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

RCN Scotland will hold an indicative ballot of members

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Flexible working requests: is work-life balance finally within reach?

If this rule change is handled well by employers, it could herald a cultural shift in the NHS

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Could curtailing practice hours improve students’ experience of clinical placements?

New nursing student numbers are up but our attrition research suggests a complex picture

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What support is available for nurses experiencing mental distress?

Our podcast looks at support available, including the Laura Hyde Foundation's free resource

Vector illustration depicting a black nurse holding her hands to her face amid a thunderstorm
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Racism and discrimination at work: what support is available?

Equality 4 Black Nurses founder shares the personal impact of racism and unconscious bias

NHS nursing staff hold RCN banners as they set out on fair pay march to Whitehall in July 2021l
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NHS pay award: having to wrangle over a fair deal is the last thing nurses need now

If ministers want to boost nurse retention, a mere 3% pay award is not the way to do it

Computer image of a female figure with luggage looking at a world map showing a plane against a route traced from India to the UK
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Advice for overseas nurses joining the NHS – and their managers

The pastoral care available to international nurses, plus first-hand experiences of recruits

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Nurses with long-COVID: how self-care and support networks can help

Salli Pilcher and Jane Ireson share how they manage their health and well-being

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Mandatory vaccination for nursing staff: why conversation trumps coercion

Expert persuasion is a far better way to combat vaccine hesitancy than legal diktat

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Job interview skills: tackling tricky questions with confidence

Tips from Nichole McIntosh on how to quell your nerves and do your best in interviews

Nurse talks to same-sex couple – inclusive communication is essentiall for the healthcare experience of LGBT people
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Nursing Standard podcast: inclusive communication and how to avoid making assumptions

Advice for nurses on guarding against making LGBT parents feel excluded

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Nursing Standard podcast: how newly qualified nurses can have the best start

Emily McWhirter offers tips to ensure a positive experience in your first post

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Anger over pay and staffing is not surprising, but it is preventable

Nine out of ten nurses tell our survey the don’t feel valued by politicians in power

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Nursing Standard podcast: all you need to know about insulin and diabetes

Lecturer Paula Mayo explains the types of insulin and how to administer it safely

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