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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.

Nursing Standard sample edition, 10 May 2017
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Nursing Standard, 10 May 2017

We currently (February 2018) have 176,178 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 orginal 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.

Regular care topics covered in Nursing Standard include:

  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Continence
  • Diabetes
  • End of life
  • Health promotion
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Medicines
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Pain control and management
  • Skin care
  • Professional issues

If you’re thinking of writing an article for one of these sections, email richard.hatchett@rcni.com or tanya.fernandes@rcni.com

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 thelma.agnew@rcni.com


Meet the editorial team

Gart BellGraham Scott

Editorial director, RCNi

Gary started his career as a news reporter and now has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, in Australia and the UK. He joined RCNi in 2004 and worked in a variety of roles across all the company’s journals before being appointed interim editorial director in June 2019. Gary also oversees the annual RCNi Nurse Awards, the most prestigious and high-profile of such accolades in nursing. 

If you need to get in touch, email gary.bell@rcni.com or tweet @RCNijournals


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 @Flavers


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


Tanya Fernandes

Evidence & practice editor, Nursing Standard

Tanya has worked in healthcare publishing for 12 years. Previously the editor of two specialist journals, she joined RCNi as clinical editor for Nursing Standard in 2007, and became the evidence & practice editor in 2017. She is committed to commissioning, editing and publishing high-quality clinical and educational content aimed at promoting lifelong learning, professional development, excellence in care and improved patient outcomes.

If you need to get in touch, email tanya.fernandes@rcni.com


Thelma AgnewThelma Agnew

Commissioning editor, Nursing Standard

Before joining Nursing Standard ten years ago, Thelma worked as a freelance journalist, writing for national newspapers and health publications. In her current role as commissioning editor at Nursing Standard, she is responsible for features and for opinion, careers and student articles.

If you need to get in touch, email thelma.agnew@rcni.com or tweet @ThelmaAgnew

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