Contact our editors

Our editors are always happy to hear your story ideas or consider an article for publication, so please get in touch.

You can also visit the Write for us section to find out more about all the ways we support you on your path to publication.


Editorial DirectorGary Bell

Gary Bell

Gary is always interested in hearing from nurses and healthcare assistants about their ideas for articles, or comments on those we have already published. So feel free to drop him a line or send him a tweet.

Email: gary.bell@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3189
Twitter: @RCNijournals


Nursing Standard

Flavia Munn

Flavia Munn
Editor, Nursing Standard

Flavia has over 15 years' experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications aimed at the public, patients, nurses and doctors.

Flavia 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.

She would love to hear from you. If you have a suggestion for an article or a comment on our content, please email flavia.munn@rcni.com or tweet @NSeditor


Richard Hatchett

Richard Hatchett
Senior nurse editor, Nursing Standard

Richard is a registered nurse who specialised in intensive care and cardiac nursing. He was one of a small group of nurses involved in setting up and opening in 1998 the Heart Hospital, now University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, London. He has had a long career in higher education as a principal lecturer before working as the deputy head of school at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and head of education and standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He has published widely and edited two editions of Cardiac Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide, with David Thompson, and Nurse-led Clinics: Practice Issues. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and a doctorate in social history. He recently qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor.

If you need to get in touch, email richard.hatchett@rcni.com


Cancer Nursing Practice

Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen
Editor (maternity cover), Cancer Nursing Practice

Daniel is a former mental health nurse whose first role in journalism was at Nursing Standard. He has since worked for a number of magazines, newspapers and websites, specialising mainly in health and social care. He is a former communications manager for the RCN and as a freelance writer and editor has worked with numerous organisations including NHS Education Scotland, the CPHVA and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. For ten years he wrote a weekly column for Nursing Standard called 'Standard Life'.

Email: daniel.allen@rcni.com
Call: +44(0)208 872 3145
Twitter: @DanJQAllen


Jennifer Sprinks

Jennifer Sprinks
Editor (on maternity leave), Cancer Nursing Practice

Contact Jennifer if you want to write for the journal or act as a reviewer for our peer-reviewed articles. Jennifer always welcomes ideas for all sections of the journal, including opinion pieces and features, and she is particularly looking for articles and reviewers within the following subject areas: immunotherapy, childhood cancer, genomics, pain management, patient experience and the psychological aspects of cancer treatment, cancer research, prostate cancer and palliative care.

Email: jennifer.sprinks@rcni.com
Call: 0208 872 3149
Twitter: @RCNi_Sprinks


Emergency NurseSophie Blakemore

Sophie Blakemore
Editor, Emergency Nurse

Contact Sophie if you have any ideas for articles. Sophie is currently seeking articles based around the management of trauma, meeting waiting time targets and improving patient flow through the emergency department.

Email: sophie.blakemore@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3166
Twitter: @editor_sophie


Learning Disability PracticeChristine Walker

Christine Walker
Editor, Learning Disability Practice

Contact Christine if you would like to write an article for Learning Disability Practice or have an idea for an article that you would like us to follow up. The journal is seeking articles on all aspects of caring for children and adults with autism and learning disabilities.

Email: chris.walker@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3154
Twitter: @RCNi_Christine


Mental Health Practice

Lisa BerryLisa Berry
Editor, Mental Health Practice

Lisa has worked in healthcare publishing for many years. She joined RCNi as assistant clinical editor of Nursing Standard in 2001, and became co-editor of Mental Health Practice in 2020.

Email: mhp@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3169
Twitter: @RCNi_MHPjournal


Christine WalkerChristine Walker
Editor, Mental Health Practice

Christine is the co-editor of Mental Health Practice and has also been managing editor at Nursing Standard. She originally trained as a journalist and has worked for a variety of publications, and in health and medical communications. Christine is also editor of Nursing Children and Young People, Learning Disability Practice and a clinical editor who has specialised in nursing since 2002.

Email: mhp@rcni.com
Twitter: @RCNi_MHPjournal



Nursing Children and Young PeopleChristine Walker

Christine Walker
Editor of Nursing Children and Young People

Contact Christine if you would like to write an article for Nursing Children and Young People or if you have an idea for an article that you would like us to follow up.  The journal is seeking articles on all aspects of the care of neonates, children and young people in acute care, the community and in schools.

Email: chris.walker@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3154
Twitter: @RCNi_Christine


Nursing Management

Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen
Editor of Nursing Management (maternity cover)

Daniel is a former mental health nurse whose first role in journalism was at Nursing Standard. He has since worked for a number of magazines, newspapers and websites, specialising mainly in health and social care. He is a former communications manager for the RCN and as a freelance writer and editor has worked with numerous organisations including NHS Education Scotland, the CPHVA and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. For ten years he wrote a weekly column for Nursing Standard called 'Standard Life'.

Email: daniel.allen@rcni.com
Call: +44(0)208 872 3145
Twitter: @DanJQAllen


Jennifer Sprinks

Jennifer Sprinks
Editor of Nursing Management (on maternity leave)

Contact Jennifer if you want to write for the journal or act as a reviewer for our peer-reviewed articles. Jennifer always welcomes ideas for all sections of the journal, including opinion pieces and features.

Email: jennifer.sprinks@rcni.com
Call: 0208 872 3149
Twitter: @RCNi_Sprinks


Sophie Blakemore

Sophie BlakemoreEditor of Nursing Management

Sophie has worked as a journalist specialising in healthcare for more than 20 years. Sophie joined what is now RCNi in 2010, as assistant editor of its specialist nursing titles. She became editor of Nursing Managment journal in 2020.

Email: sophie.blakemore@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3166
Twitter: @editor_sophie


Nursing Older PeopleLisa Berry

Lisa Berry
Editor of Nursing Older People

Lisa is keen to hear from authors and readers with suggestions for articles of interest to nurses caring for older people in all clinical settings.

Email: lisa.berry@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3169
Twitter: @RCNi_Lisa


Nurse ResearcherJulie Sylvester

Julie Sylvester
Managing editor of Nurse Researcher

Contact Julie if you have any ideas for articles. Nurse Researcher is an international journal covering all aspects of methodology relating to research in nursing and welcomes suggestions on any aspect of this work.

Email: julie.sylvester@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3155
Twitter: @RCNi_Julie


Liz HalcombLiz Halcomb
Editor of Nurse Researcher

Liz Halcomb is Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Contact Liz if you have an article idea for Nurse Researcher.

Email: ehalcomb@uow.edu.au
Call: 61-2-42213784
Twitter: @LizHalcomb


Primary Health CareJulie Sylvester

Julie Sylvester
Editor of Primary Health Care

Contact Julie if you have a story idea. We are always keen to cover all aspects of community, primary care and public health nursing, so whatever your workplace, feel free to send us your suggestions.

Email: julie.sylvester@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3155
Twitter: @RCNi_Julie