Dr Carter resigns from RCN
Dr Peter Carter is to step down from his role as chief executive at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Posted: 11 February 2015
Dr Carter spent eight years in the role, having been appointed in January 2007, and will remain in the post until a successor in appointed.
“It is just over eight years since I joined the college and it has been a wonderful time in my career. The challenges when I joined the RCN were significant and with the support of the RCN council and my colleagues we have taken forward the work of the RCN on behalf of our members,” he said.
“Every week I meet nurses and other healthcare workers in clinical settings and I am nothing but hugely impressed by them. As a nation we should be proud of those who work in health care as the vast majority give over and above what is expected of them.”
Chair of the RCN council, Michael Brown, said: “Dr Carter has been a champion, not only for our members but the whole nursing family and health services during his time with the college.
“He has really raised the profile of both nursing and the RCN and has consistently championed the very best in patient care.
“It is with great regret I have accepted Dr Carter’s resignation as chief executive. In the eight years he has been with the RCN, the college has moved forward significantly and has improved under his management in difficult times within healthcare.
“Personally it has been a pleasure to work alongside him in helping him to achieve the goals of our members and on the behalf of RCN Council I offer him our warmest thanks and wish him well in the future.”