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RCN requires new chief executive and general secretary

The search is on for a new Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chief executive and general secretary to succeed Dr Peter Carter who is stepping down after eight years at the helm.

The closing date for the position will be Monday 13 April and an announcement confirming Dr Carter's successor is expected towards the end of June.

Chair of council Michael Brown said: "Peter's legacy is immense. He has raised the profile of the RCN and the nursing profession and has always championed the best interest of patients. He will be a hard act to follow but this is a unique opportunity for a distinguished nurse to pick up the baton and ensure the RCN continues to prosper and develop."