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
I am writing this as the junior doctors’ strike is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get a firm grip on what I think about it all for months now – but have somehow struggled.
Labour’s shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander has called an “opposition day debate” on the government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries for student nurses and midwives.
A “ground breaking ceremony” was held this week in China to cement a major collaboration between the nursing and midwifery faculty at King’s College London and Nanjing Health School.
Deborah Huyton from the University of Central Lancashire was last night named “most inspirational student nurse of the year” at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending a new drug combination for melanoma that could extend life by six months.
Ministers have “not thought hard enough” about the potential risks of their proposals on reforming student nurse funding by replacing bursaries with loans, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed.
Poor quality hospital food is “undermining” the health of the NHS workforce, according to the results of a survey.
Nursing director swaps Pennines for North WalesSubscription
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has appointed Gill Harris as its new executive director of nursing and midwifery.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the services run by Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Sussex as “good” overall.
NICE approves new type of heart failure drugSubscription
The first of a new class of heart failure drug has been approved as an option for some NHS patients with heart failure in England.