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.

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Educational achievement helps brain to combat Alzheimer’s

Higher educational attainment is associated with a significantly lower chance of having Alzheimer’s disease, according to a major genetic study

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Global campaign gives nurses the chance to showcase their value

The International Council of Nurses’ president says the Nursing Now campaign being launched in 2018 is an opportunity to address shortages worldwide

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Higher rates of psychosis linked to areas with social deprivation

Rates of psychosis can be nearly eight times higher in some areas such as inner cities, according to researchers who say it may be due to social deprivation

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Prolonged childhood seizures linked to other brain problems

Prolonged convulsive seizures in childhood could be linked to the development of other brain conditions, a study suggests

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Wales to get 161 more nurse training places next year

Nurse training places in Wales will rise by almost 10% next year as part of a £107 million investment in education and training, adding 161 places across all four fields of nursing

Maria Trewern
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RCN governing body elect new chair and vice-chair

NHS Professionals head of workforce insight Maria Trewern to take over RCN council chair in January – with the aim to speak out and ‘prioritise safe staffing’ – and Richard Jones elected vice-chair

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Campaign wins reprieve for heart disease centres

NHS England saves four cardiac surgery services provided they meet new care standards.

PTSD screening
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Grenfell: ‘The main struggle is the anger in the area’

Local resident Lucy Wood and her young nephew were among thousands of witnesses to the tower block fire. She allowed Nursing Standard to sit in on her PTSD screening with the outreach team

John Green
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Grenfell: Finding and treating the bereaved and the witnesses

Outreach workers are striving to reach all those who may be living with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Grenfell timeline
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Grenfell: The healthcare response timeline

How NHS and other healthcare professionals responded when the fire began, and in the months afterwards

Outreach team members
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Grenfell: The team bringing hope of recovery to the community

A nurse-led mental health outreach team is working day and night to support a population overshadowed by tragedy

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Urgent action needed on obesity among nurses, study shows

Action is needed to address obesity among healthcare staff, with one in four nurses in England dangerously overweight, researchers say

Joanna O'Toole
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Patients’ chance to nominate their hero for an RCNi Nurse Award

Nominations are now open for one of nursing’s most prestigious accolades, in which patients put forward the name of a nurse who has made a difference to the care of themselves or a loved one – the Patient’s Choice category of the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards

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Worries that mental health services ignored in autumn budget

NHS leaders and charities have expressed concerns about the lack of attention given to mental health services in last week's budget, with some asking for a renewed commitment that promised money will be made available

NMC hearing
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NMC places practice restrictions on nurse who presented a potential risk because of her limited English language skills

A Romanian nurse whose English language skills meant she was unable to communicate effectively in an emergency has had restrictions placed on her practice.

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Test flags liver damage risk after paracetamol overdose

People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage, researchers say

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Rapid diagnosis, treatment crucial to melanoma survival

Fast diagnosis and treatment of melanoma can significantly increase chances of survival, research shows

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Save a life: nurse-led training

Course on helping people with suicidal thoughts