Janet Davies vows to speak up for RCN members as she starts chief executive role
Janet Davies has started her new role as RCN chief executive and general secretary upon replacing Peter Carter
Janet Davies has started her new role as RCN chief executive and general secretary upon replacing Peter Carter.
Ms Davies has been spending her first day in the job following Dr Carter’s departure after eight years in the position.
She was the RCN’s executive director for nursing and service delivery for nine years and has promised to support members and put their voices first.
She said: ‘I’m immensely proud to be starting my new role.
‘This is an exciting but challenging time for the nursing profession, and I will continue to strengthen our organisation for the benefit of our members and all nurses and healthcare assistants.’
Her nursing career started in Manchester and she has experience in acute, mental health and community settings.
She has also been the chief executive of Mersey Regional Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Ms Davies promised to meet as many RCN members as possible at workplaces and events over the next few months.
She added: ‘This is an important time for the RCN as we move towards our centenary in 2016.
‘I look forward to meeting many members in the coming months, and hearing directly about the issues affecting their lives and work.’
The general secretary is also writing a monthly blog for the college.
To read her blog, click here.