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 953 2709
A leaflet has been published by the charity that runs the Admiral nursing service to help guide conversations regarding sex among couples affected by the condition.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
The path leading to the Royal College of Nursing’s extraordinary general meeting is turning out to have more twists and turns than I, and probably others, had originally foreseen.
A children’s charity has announced a partnership with a university to try and demonstrate the value of the specialist paediatric nursing posts that it funds.
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It is still very early days for the new health and social care secretary to fully reveal his approach and ideas for the NHS, but so far Matt Hancock seems to be saying at least some of the right things.
A new anaesthetic formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice has been developed by Australian researchers, who say it has the potential to make it easier to treat sick children.
Nursing and social care staff are being urged to post “ideas, questions and challenges” on a new digital platform that is being launched as part of a major new national engagement exercise.
All frontline health service staff will be “expected” to have a influenza vaccination, as part of a comprehensive plan for winter, NHS leaders have announced today.
Evidence does not support the widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the authors of a new Spanish study.
The widely held and persistent belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold, is a myth, argues a children’s health expert.