Our editors

Flavia MunnFlavia Munn


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.

An award-winning journalist, she was twice a judge on the prestigious Women in the City awards (healthcare category) and enjoys meeting and networking with frontline NHS staff and health leaders. She would love to hear from you on any of the ways below.

Email: flavia.munn@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3181
Twitter: @NSeditor

Sarah Lydall

Head of audience engagement

Sarah joined Nursing Standard in 2002 as a news reporter. Since then she has held a variety of roles including news editor and deputy editor. In July 2018, Sarah was appointed head of audience engagement. She is in charge of the social media output for Nursing Standard and helps determine what nurses want to read most through the use of data.

Email: sarah.lydall@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3144
Twitter: @SarahLydall

Elaine ColeElaine Cole

Editor RCNi projects

Email: elaine.cole@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3149
Twitter: @prideinnursing

Digital team

Amanda Carter

Head of digital publishing

Amanda has worked in digital media for seventeen years. At RCNi she oversees all our digital content and looks for opportunities to enhance, improve, or expand our digital portfolio.

Email: amanda.carter@rcni.com
Twitter: @RCNi

Rachael Hannan

Web editor

Rachael is a web editor at RCNi who is currently working on a variety of digital products. She joined RCNi permanently in August 2016, but has worked at the company in a freelance capacity on numerous online projects since 2010, and has witnessed the digital branch of the company grow exponentially into what it is today.

Her two decades of digital experience have given her the skills to be a solution-orientated creative editor, able to see the bigger picture to achieve strategic business goals.

When she isn’t at RCNi, you’ll find Rachael in her allotment or plowing her way through a platter of good cheese.

Gurvinder Sondh

Web editor

Gurvinder is a web editor at RCNi. She joined RCNi in October 2018, with more than 10 years’ experience in digital marketing.

Gurvinder is responsible for scheduling evidence and practice articles online, ensuring a good flow of fresh content is available for the end-user. She also maintains and updates the nurse awards site, as well as the student section of the RCNi website. 

Gurvinder previously worked for a health nutrition company, where she was responsible for maintaining 50+ websites across the EMEA region. She enjoys playing table football and is an avid follower of the Indian national cricket team.

Email: gurvinder.sondh@rcni.com
Twitter: @RCNi

Ben Stevens

Web editor

Ben is a web editor at RCNi. He identifies opportunities to maximise editorial coverage across digital platforms and deliver a high-quality, engaging online experience for readers.

Ben joined RCNi in April 2016 as the company was in the process of relaunching its digital content offer. Previously, he managed print and digital content for trade publications in the retail and legal sectors.

Email: ben.stevens@rcni.com
Twitter: @RCNi

Evidence and Practice team

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.

Email: richard.hatchett@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3413

Tanya Fernandes

Evidence and practice editor

Tanya has worked in healthcare publishing for over 14 years, commissioning, editing and publishing high-quality clinical and educational content aimed at promoting lifelong learn-ing, professional development, excellence in care and improved patient outcomes.

Tanya is responsible for the peer-reviewed content published on the Nursing Standard web-site and in our monthly print edition. She is interested to hear from authors considering writing clinical and continuing professional development articles. For advice on how to contribute to the Evidence & Practice section of Nursing Standard, please email Tanya.

Email: tanya.fernandes@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3164

Alex Bainbridge

Senior clinical editor

Alex worked as a mental health nurse before joining RCNi in 2015. She is passionate about publishing high-quality clinical articles that nurses can use to support their practice and continuing professional development.

She would love to hear from you.

Email: alex.bainbridge@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3143
Twitter: @rcni_alex

Jason Beckford Ball

Senior clinical editor

Jason has extensive experience in healthcare journalism, having worked on various magazines and journals over the past 20 years. He was previously a mental health nurse.

Jason is a member of the clinical team responsible for the evidence and practice section of Nursing Standard.

Email: jason.beckford@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3158
Twitter: @rcni_jason

News and views team

Kat KeoghKat Keogh

News editor

Kat has more than a decade’s experience as a health journalist for titles including Nursing Standard, the Mail on Sunday, Chicago Tribune and the Birmingham Post and Mail, and has served as a contributing editor for an upcoming book on the menopause. In her role as Nursing Standard news editor, she is keen to hear about any news stories and views on nursing. In her role as interim editor of Cancer Nursing Practice, she is keen to hear about all aspects of cancer nursing, particular patient experience, careers and innovations.

Email: kat.keogh@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3425
Twitter: @katkeogh

John-ElyJohn Ely

Deputy news editor (interim)

John cut his journalistic teeth in the Australian outback as a newspaper reporter, covering health, crime, business and environmental issues. Now in the UK, John oversees the daily publication of news stories on the Nursing Standard website.

Have a story?
Email: john.ely@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 872 3146
Twitter: @JohnEly_NS

Kimberley HackettKimberley Hackett

Senior news reporter 

Kimberley is a senior news reporter on Nursing Standard and has seven years’ experience in healthcare journalism. Contact Kimberley if you have a story idea.

Email: kimberley.hackett@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3140
Twitter: @kj_hackett

Stephanie Jones-BerryStephanie Jones-Berry

Senior news reporter

Stephanie is based in the north of England and has more than a decade’s experience in journalism. Steph has been a health correspondent for regional newspapers, and had her work published in publications including USA Today, Washington Times and the Observer Magazine. She has held senior positions in newsrooms, including at the British Medical Association and was twice commended by the Medical Journalists’ Association Awards. Steph recently rejoined Nursing Standard as senior news reporter and would love to hear of any story ideas.

Email: stephanie.berry@rcni.com
Tel: +44 (0)191 903 0942
Twitter: @NurseNewsSteph

Clare-LomasClare Lomas

Career development editor

Clare joined Nursing Standard in 2011 as the opinion editor. After qualifying as a nurse in 1998 she specialised in cardiology and thrombosis research, and also has a degree in sociology and social psychology. Clare is responsible for the student and careers sections of Nursing Standard and welcomes any ideas for articles from registered nurses and nursing students. She is always keen to hear from new authors so please do get in touch.

Email: clare.lomas@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3161
Twitter: @RCNi_clarelomas

Production and Design team

Julie Hickey

Editorial production manager 

Anita Kowalczyk

Editorial production administrator 

Kathryn Hogan

Senior sub editor 

Bernie Deehan

Sub editor 

Joyce McKimm

Sub editor 

Michael Watson

Copy editor 

Duncan Tyler

Technical production editor 

Philip Brecht

Art and design manager 

Wasim Akande

Senior designer 

Sujata Aurora


Helen Jones

Picture editor 

Annette Taylor-Anderson

Art and design assistant