With a background in mental health nursing, Fran has a strong understanding and empathy for the nursing community.
She joined Nursing Times in January 2013 as Assistant Practice and Web Editor and went on to manage both nursingtimes.net and Student Nursing Times as Digital Engagement Editor.
Fran designs online sections, devises areas to attract comment and engagement, using the power of her writing to stimulate debate, attract user-generated content and pull together other members of the team’s work.
Before joining Nursing Times, Fran was Editorial and Events Manager at The Hedge Fund Journal where she managed the magazine schedule and ran industry events.
She completed her nurse training at University of Manchester.
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We are always on the look-out for enthusiastic student nurses to write blogs for Student NT, read on to find out how you can get involved
Nursing Times Awards finalists celebrated with HRH the Prince of Wales today at a reception at Clarence House.
Whose job is it to inspire nurses?Subscription
I’m not sure I’ve heard the word “inspire” so many times in one day as I have in the last 24 hours.
Intentions to cut down on calories, alcohol and negative thinking are often abandoned within weeks of the new year, but will reduced alcohol limit guidelines help at least one of these stick?
When I first applied for nursing at the tender age of 18, a friend (who was about to go into theatre studies) told me that it was a boring career choice, that “everyday would be the same”.
Keep up with everything happening on picket lines across the country as nurses and midwives fight for fair pay
The Twitter community is being asked to put forward names of nurses who deserve to be recognised for their contribution to nursing through social media
Strike Live: latest news from nurses on the picket line VideoSubscription
Live updates, news and analysis from the first nursing strike over pay in 32 years and the first ever midwife strike
Second year student nurses are often told that they’re “stepping-up” a gear. But what does this really mean?
After the excitement of being offered a place on a nursing course has died down, you may be left wondering ‘What do I do now?’ Well, here’s your answer.
Last week we hosted our first ever Directors’ of Nursing Congress. This exclusive event aimed to give chief nurses a platform to discuss topical nursing issues, to identify where changes could be made and learn from each other to improve healthcare for both staff and patients.
Last week we gatecrashed the excitement of the new term with our student readers.
Three weeks ago, RCN chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter urged nurses to speak out about their achievements.
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth Student Nursing Times Awards.
Sometimes you see a headline and know an article is going to be worth the five minutes it will take to read. That’s how I felt when a member of our news team filed a story from the Unison conference: ‘Student nurses should be paid “living wage” while on placement, says union’.
It was not a big surprise to me to read that mental health budgets have fallen by 8% in real terms during the term of this government.
When the idea of launching a Nursing Times app was floated a few months ago I was cautiously excited.
Last week, I received an email from a student nurse wanting to ask the Student Nursing Times community for some advice.
Since we launched Student Nursing Times four years ago, we’ve hosted hundreds of blogs from student nurses who want to share their experiences and advice. Most of these blogs tell stories of overcoming fears but the most heart-felt blogs almost always contain the words “role model”.
Twitter is full of nurses. But when I told some non-nursing friends this, they didn’t believe me.