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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Teaching hospitals introduce interactive whiteboards

New touchscreen technology can be used to track medically fit patients who have not been discharged.

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Substance users may not get same end of life care, researchers say

Alcohol and drug users may not get the same access to end of life care as other people, researchers tell an addictions conference.

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NMC welcomes Department of Health nursing regulation consultations

A consultation has been launched on ‘urgently needed’ reforms to the regulation of nurses and other health professionals.

Staff leaving NHS
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NMC figures show number of nurses leaving NHS continues to exceed number joining

Statistics also show 89% fall in European workers joining the register

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Healthcare staff get new guidance on problems from illicit drug use

A guide to help nurses and other healthcare staff tackle a range of problems due to illicit drug use has been produced by the European drugs agency.

Morphine Sulfate
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Prescribing nurses need to be part of the conversation about potentially addictive drugs

Nurse prescribers have a role to play in speaking with patients about whether an opioid painkiller is working, a conference has heard

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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