RCN appoints new general secretary

The Royal College of Nursing has appointed Dr Peter Carter OBE as their new general secretary.

Dr Peter Carter
Dr Carter will take over from the current general secretary, Dr Beverly Malone, who will step down in December after six years in the position.

Dr Carter is currently the chief executive of the Central and North West Mental Health Trust, one of the largest mental health trusts in the UK. He started his NHS career by training as a psychiatric nurse.

Eirlys Warrington, chair of the RCN said: ‘Peter Carter proved himself to be an outstanding candidate and RCN Council made a unanimous decision to appoint him. Peter is an experienced and respected senior figure within the NHS and we are confident he has the vision and commitment to lead the RCN.’

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