Nursing Standard Editor
Flavia has more than 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.
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3181
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.
Editor RCNi projects
Evidence and Practice team
Dr Richard Hatchett
Senior nurse editor, Nursing Standard
Richard is a registered nurse who specialised in intensive care and cardiac nursing and is now currently a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. 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.
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3413
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 learning, professional development, excellence in care and improved patient outcomes.
Tanya is responsible for the peer-reviewed content published on the Nursing Standard website 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 and practice section of Nursing Standard, please email Tanya.
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3164
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.
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.
Senior clinical editor
Anne-Claire worked as a sub editor and editor for a range of media outlets in France before moving to the UK in 2007, where she specialised in editing healthcare, medical and nursing content. She joined the evidence and practice team at RCNi in 2019 and is passionate about providing nurses with high-quality clinical content that meets their practice and continuing professional development needs.
Senior clinical editor
Ruth worked as a registered general nurse until 1997 when she started working for Nursing Standard, first as an assistant clinical editor then as the opinion editor. She continued to work for RCNi journals and other publications as a freelance editor from 2003 until 2021, when she returned to RCNi as a permanent member of the evidence and practice team. She is committed to publishing high-quality clinical articles that nurses can use to support their practice and continuing professional development.
News and views team
Stephanie has more than a decade’s experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications. She has also worked for titles such as USA Today, Washington Times, and the Observer Magazine. She has twice been ‘highly commended’ by the Medical Journalists’ Association Awards and recently rejoined Nursing Standard as features editor.
Career development editor
A former nurse, Clare joined Nursing Standard in 2011 as the opinion editor. After qualifying in 1998 she specialised in cardiac nursing and thrombosis research, and also has a degree in sociology and social psychology. Clare is responsible for the careers content of all RCNi journals and also heads up our student product, NS Student. She is always keen to hear from new authors, both nursing students and registered nurses, so please do get in touch with your ideas.
Head of digital publishing
Amanda has worked in digital media for more than 15 years. At RCNi she oversees all our digital content and looks for opportunities to enhance, improve, or expand our digital portfolio.
Digital operations manager
Rachael is digital operation manager at RCNi and currently works on a range of RCNi's digital products. She joined the company permanently in August 2016, having worked as freelancer for a short stint in 2010, then again in 2013-2016, so she has witnessed the digital side of the company grow exponentially into what it is today.
With over two decades of digital experience, she is a solution-orientated, creative content specialist with strong UX, analytics and project management skills, who keeps her eye firmly on the bigger picture in order to achieve strategic business goals.
Gurvinder Kaur Sondh
Digital Content Specialist
Gurvinder is a digital content specialist 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. She enjoys playing table football and is an avid follower of the Indian national cricket team.
Production and Design team
Editorial production manager
Editorial production administrator
Senior sub editor
Technical production editor
Art and design manager
Art and design assistant