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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Exclusive: nurse sickness absence

One in ten nurse sick days down to stress or depression

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.

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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

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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.

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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'

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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’.

Manchester terrorist attack
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NMC issues advice to nurses on responding to incidents and emergencies

Nurses and midwives are being reminded that they should get themselves to a place of safety in the event of a terrorist attack.

Rail fare hike
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Warning of city nurse exodus due to rail fare hike

Unison says nurses who commute could quit

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One in four medical students is teetotal

One in four medical students claims to be teetotal, and only one in 10 drinks more than the recommended maximum in an average week, research has found.

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Promised extra nursing places offered in A-level clearing

Extra nursing training places promised by the government have been made available for students receiving their A-level results today.

Mental Health Practice

Ian Hulatt reflects on his 13 years at the RCN

Outgoing RCN professional lead for mental health Ian Hulatt approves of high profile figures discussing mental health, but wants the public to know that we no longer just need mental health awareness, we need services.