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Nursing Standard

RCNi’s flagship publication, Nursing Standard, is enjoying excellent growth online and is Europe's best-selling nursing journal.

We currently (April 2021) have more than 100,000 registered users on rcni.com, which includes subscribers and non-subscribers.

Available online or in print, our range of articles helps the nursing workforce deliver excellent care, whether working in a busy surgical ward, in the independent sector or on placement. 

Double-blind peer-reviewed original research

Our double-blind peer-reviewed original research, continuing professional development (CPD) and clinical articles keep nurses up to date with latest practice, while our how-to series takes a step-by-step approach through the basic skills they need: from cannulation to promoting sleep in hospital.

Nursing Standard sample edition, April 2020
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Nursing Standard, April 2020

Regular care topics covered in the evidence and practice section of Nursing Standard include:

  • Blood
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Continence
  • Critical care
  • Diabetes
  • End of life
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Medicines
  • Mental health
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Surgical care
  • Skin/wound care

We also regularly cover a range of professional issues such as workforce, leadership, nursing regulation, healthcare funding, patient experience and nurse well-being.

If you’re thinking of writing an article for the evidence and practice section, email richard.hatchett@rcni.com or tanya.fernandes@rcni.com

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Careers and students

We also publish careers and student articles to help nurses, nursing students and healthcare assistants achieve their aspirations and cope with their demanding workplace, while lively features capture the breadth, depth, variety and challenges of modern nursing.

If you’re thinking of writing either a careers or student article, or a feature, email clare.lomas@rcni.com

Meet the editors

Flavia MunnFlavia Munn


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.

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

Dr 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
Twitter: @RCNi_Richard

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 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.

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

Kat KeoghKat Keogh

Head of news and features

Kat has more than a decade’s experience as a health journalist for titles including Nursing Standard, the Mail on Sunday and the Birmingham Post and Mail, and has served as a contributing editor on a number of health-related books. She oversees news, features and comment for Nursing Standard and all RCNi journals and is keen to hear any suggestions for articles.

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

Clare-LomasClare Lomas

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.

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

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