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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Nurse-led hepatitis C project sees rise in testing, treatment

Nurse-led programmes for drug users in England have led to an increase in testing and treatment for hepatitis C, a conference hears.

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Treat nurses who steal drugs like addicts, not thieves, conference told

Nurses who misuse prescription drugs recover better if they are treated like addicts rather than thieves, an addictions conference in Lisbon heard.

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PrEP could help cut HIV cases by up to a quarter and cut costs

Up to one in four cases of HIV in men who have sex with other men could be prevented by providing them with pre-emptive medication, a move that would also result in cost savings, research shows.

Lisbon addiction conference
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UK experts to speak at Lisbon addictions conference

UK experts on prescription drugs misuse and tobacco addiction are among the speakers at an international conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies that opens in Lisbon today, with Nursing Standard reporting live from the event, including updates on Twitter.

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Don’t sleep on your back, pregnant women advised

Women who sleep on their back during late pregnancy may cause problems for their baby, say researchers who advise against the position.

Scrap the Cap postcards delivered to Downing Street
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News analysis: Pay cap scrapped

7 key questions for the government

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Campaign for RCN to rejoin ICN wins backing of leading nurses

A campaign to persuade the RCN to rejoin a global federation of nurses has won the backing of 100 members of the profession.

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Patients have confidence in ED nurses, CQC report shows

Patients attending emergency medicine departments feel assured in the care nurses are giving, research from the Care Quality Commission reveals.

Jackie Smith
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Consultation launch on nursing associate role a ‘vital step’ for NMC

Consultation launch on nursing associate role to bridge gap between HCAs and registered nurses.

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Cooling treatment reduces epilepsy in children

A cooling treatment for babies deprived of oxygen can reduce their chances of developing epilepsy later in childhood, research has found.

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Stress and anxiety driving nursing students to seek support

Yet a Nursing Standard investigation reveals many universities do not monitor the reasons students seek help from support services.

Mental health vacancies
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Up to one in four mental health nurse posts vacant

Regional vacancy breakdown highlights ‘deepening postcode lottery’ of care and chronic shortage of nurses, RCN warns

Christine Wise
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Carer tells of her 'fight back' against early onset Alzheimer's

A carer whose husband has early onset Alzheimer’s disease says her 'curriculum' for them both uses a combination of diet, exercise and persistent postivity

Unconscious bias
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Everyone stands to gain from diversity in leadership

To improve BME staff representation at senior level, the NHS must start by ensuring all staff feel part of the conversation, a recent conference heard.

Brian Webster-Henderson
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Leading academic says there is 'a lot to do' to grow nurse research as a discipline

More work is needed to boost the field of nurse research, says the Council of Deans of Health chair Brian Webster-Henderson.

Older nurse
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Hundreds of nurses and midwives aged over 70, NMC reveals

More than 500 nurses and midwives aged over 70 are practising in the UK, the regulator has revealed.

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English language test score will not be lowered, insists NMC

English language standards for European nurses joining the register will not be lowered, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has insisted.

Stressed nurses
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Exclusive: Absence figures reveal extent of depression among nurses

Tens of thousands of NHS nurses have taken time off work due to anxiety, stress or depression, a Nursing Standard investigation reveals.