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 lack of registered nurses on the ward is almost certainly a familiar and regular experience for many staff working in hospital settings. It is regrettable to be talking about it again, but we must.
Trying to celebrate the diversity of staff in the NHS and improve their representation at senior levels is an ongoing struggle, but one that has at least been gaining more attention in recent years.
I got angry on Monday at around 2.30pm. It’s not something I try to make a habit of but sometimes you hear things that just spark an emotional reaction.
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This month’s issue of Nursing Times focuses on learning disabilities, both from the perspective of general nurses caring for people affected by a learning disability and that of nurses working in the specialty itself.
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It seems that nurses are suddenly flavour of the month in the halls of power. At least, that is the feeling you would have got had you been at the annual gathering of England’s nurse leaders last week.
Liz Rix is to leave University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and become the new chief nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Somewhat to my surprise, I discovered a new board game this week while attending the chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Birmingham.
The health secretary has vowed to “look at” adding a chief nursing officer role to the structure of his new technology agency, known as NHSX, after the absence of one was flagged by a nurse.