Steve has been a specialist health journalist for just over 14 years, covering a wide range of clinical and political news. He qualified with a postgraduate certificate in periodical journalism from the London College of Printing in 1999.
He joined Nursing Times in 2007 and has previously worked in senior editorial roles for Doctor magazine, Health Service Journal and HMG Worldwide – the UK’s first B2B online health news network.
Under his stewardship, the Nursing Times news team has developed a reputation for dynamic news content, exclusive investigations and award winning campaigns. His exclusive investigations highlighting key nursing issues, such as staffing levels or bullying in the NHS, have frequently made headline news in national newspapers and broadcast channels.
Nursing Times was judged Best Specialist Site for Journalism at the Online Media Awards 2013 and won the British Society of Magazine Editors' award for Campaign of the Year in both 2011 and 2008.
While news editor at Doctor, Steve’s team won best Trade Feature at the 2006 Medical Journalists’ Association awards and, individually, he was a finalist in the Medical Journalist of the Year category at the MJA awards in 2005 and 2006. HMG Worldwide was judged the Best Electronic Medical News Delivery Service in 2001 when Steve was in charge of content for its main site www.health-news.co.uk.
Please contact Steve if you have a potential news story about nurses or nursing – whether it’s a concern you have about short staffing or a great clinical initiative you want to spread the word about, he is interested in hearing from you.
- 0203 033 2709
Nurses in management roles should be taught “transformational leadership” skills in order to boost retention of nursing staff in the early stages of their career, suggests a Canadian study.
Funding to support improvements to maternity and neonatal services at Carmarthen’s Glangwili Hospital has been confirmed by the Welsh government.
The Scottish government has announced that it is to further expand the Family Nurse Partnership programme beyond its original age cohort of teenage mothers.
Current arrangements for managing the supply of clinical staff for the health service in England are “fragmented and do not represent value for money”, according to a report by auditors.
Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity has recommended that a new metric – “care hours per patient day” – should become the principal measure of hospitals’ use of nurses and healthcare assistants from April this year.
Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by nearly 10% over 10 years, according to the latest analysis released on World Cancer Day by a leading charity.
A new health visitor service user experience survey and toolkit has been designed specifically to measure the experiences of families who use these services across England, say its developers.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is thought to be the first health service provider in the country to receive six Macmillan quality awards.
Nearly 5,000 blood cancer patients each year do not get the specialist nursing support that many other cancer patients receive as a matter of course, according to a charity.
The Royal College of Nursing has taken the decision to advise its student members to “carefully consider the implications” of taking part in next week’s walkout over plans to end the bursary.