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.
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Although it is not over yet, it is fair to say that 2018 has been a year of change for nursing. In terms of the profession’s leadership, some change has been expected and some of it dramatically less so. We will shortly have a new chief nursing office for England; we already have a new head of the nursing regulator, a new health secretary and significant leadership changes at the Royal College of Nursing. ”Nursing must be made more attractive for future students s
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Miss any of the clinical and practice news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs.
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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has received a donation to continue funding its recently introduced professional award for its most outstanding nurses and midwives.
A struggling trust in the Midlands has officially been told to improve across a range of workforce safety measures, in particular on ensuring sufficient numbers of midwives.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.
The Royal College of Midwives has signed an agreement with the charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust, which will see the charity run the union’s benevolent fund.
A national scheme to help maternity services in England deliver better care to mothers and their babies has shown positive results in its first year, according to those behind it.
NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of items such as silk garments, bath oils, blood glucose testing strips, and needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens.