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.

Bart's staff working on Christmas day
Nursing Standard

‘Thank you to all our members who worked over the Christmas break’

New and outgoing RCN presidents struck by patients’ appreciation of nurses during ward visits

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Humble and proud: nurses on New Year honours

This year’s New Year honours list includes 27 members of the nursing profession

Children’s hospices
Nursing Children and Young People

NHS plans £7 million extra funding a year for children’s hospices in England

Increase – set to take effect by 2023 – means annual rise from £11 million to £25 million as CCGs expected to match funding

Online articles

Top 15: The most popular articles of 2018

As the new year begins, we look back at the 15 most popular articles from the past 12 months.

Choosing fruit
Nursing Standard

Last chance to take part in our healthy lifestyle survey

Tell us about the support your employers give you to follow a healthy lifestyle

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NHS pay deal row: RCN announces details of no confidence vote in leadership

College says interim findings of external review will also be published shortly

Angela Hall
Nursing Standard

Arrhythmia nurse specialist named RCN Nurse of the Year 2018

Angela Hall wins prestigious award for her dedication in making dramatic improvements to care

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Child obesity plan won't work without more public health funding – RCN

College wants school nurse and health visitor posts to be returned to the NHS

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Online access to RCN research conference now available

Something of interest for every nurse as international nursing conference speeches go online

Sexual health clinic
Nursing Standard

Fears for England's sexual health as RCN survey finds clinics struggling to meet patients' needs

RCN survey of 600 nurses uncovers understaffing, job freezes and inadequate training, with staff forced to turn people away from sexual health clinics

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Pet therapy – new protocol from RCN

Dogs should be used more widely in hospitals, says RCN

Nurse numbers
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Nurse numbers fall but senior managers increase, NHS Digital figures show

The number of nurses and health visitors in England has fallen, while senior managerial staff have increased, according to figures from NHS Digital

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Women prone to mood swings prompted by season, daylight

Women experience seasonal changes in their mood across the year, including more depression in winter, regardless of social and lifestyle factors, a study shows

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New survey asks if nurses have enough time for dying patients

Two in three nurses responding to a survey last year felt they had too little time to provide high quality care to dying patients. Nursing Standard and Marie Curie are now holding a second survey to see if this has changed a year on

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Resilience-based clinical supervision model proves successful in helping nurses cope with stress

A project helping newly qualified nurses to build resilience and cope with the stresses of the profession is proving to be a success.

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Electronic cap prolongs survival from brain tumour

Applying electricity to the brain by wearing a special cap boosts survival rates for people with an aggressive type of brain tumour, a clinical trial shows

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Hip fractures among older women reduced by community screening

More than a quarter of hip fractures in older women could be prevented by community screening for osteoporosis to help identify those at risk, researchers say

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Just one workout protects heart from cardiovascular disease

A single physical workout can give the heart immediate protection lasting for several days against cardiovascular disease, researchers say