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.


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.

stress
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Exclusive: nurse sickness absence

One in ten nurse sick days down to stress or depression

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.

RCN rejoin ICN
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Is it time for the RCN to rejoin the ICN?

A debate has started over whether the RCN should rejoin a global federation of nurses.

bowel
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Single people cope less well with bowel cancer

Being single or living in a deprived area makes it twice as hard to cope with bowel cancer, research shows.

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Pay cap: could it be lifted?

Speculation mounts over Prime Minister scrapping the 1% cap

NMC_plaque
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Nurse suspended for working 50 agency shifts while on sick leave

A nurse has been suspended from practice after working at least 500 hours in agency shifts while on paid sick leave.

Philippa Morrison and Theresa May
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Stop paying nurses a pittance, says nurse classmate of Theresa May

A nurse who was at school with prime minster Theresa May has warned the government must stop paying nurses a ‘pittance’.

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Two weeks to respond to NMC's future nurse plans

Time is ticking for nurses and nursing students to have their say on plans for an overhaul of the profession’s education standards.

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ICN chief executive steps down

The International Council of Nurses chief executive Frances Hughes has left the organisation due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

Sir Tony Robinson and Rob Delaney
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Celebrity speakers announced for RCN Scrap the cap London rally

Comic actors and political activists Sir Tony Robinson and Rob Delaney are to speak at the RCN’s biggest-ever rally next month.

Students_arrive
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Overseas students’ impact on the UK to be reviewed

International students’ effect on the UK labour market is to be assessed by independent migration advisors.

Nurses doing bar shifts
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Bar shifts and missed family events are the new norm for nurses

Nurses are missing special family occasions as they take on work in bars and extra shifts just to make ends meet.

Jane Ball
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Nurse staffing levels study

'Lower staffing levels put patient lives at risk'

Fundraisers
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Nurses reject claims that fancy dress fundraisers ‘demeaned’ the profession

Nurses have expressed support for fundraisers whose donations were rejected by an NHS trust because their fancy dress nurse outfits were ‘demeaning’.

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