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Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing

Janet Davies is Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Before assuming the post in 2015, Janet was the Executive Director or Nursing & Service Delivery at the RCN for nine years, where she was the strategic lead for nursing and services to members.

Janet started her nursing career in Manchester, and gained experience in acute, mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained extensive experience in leading and developing the nursing profession.

A Summer Of Discontent

safety. However it is those very concerns that are now taking our focus towards industrial action. The current conditions are driving people out of the profession and putting new people off joining - and patients simply won't get the care they deserve from a workforce that is short on numbers
14/05/2017 17:11 BST

Saving The World, One Patient At A Time

Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.
12/05/2017 10:41 BST

All Parties Need To Step Up For The NHS

Whichever political party triumphs in June, it is time to stop taking nursing staff for granted and start to appreciate the incredible work they do. The RCN is calling on all parties to step up and commit to the long-term funding that patients and services need.
27/04/2017 08:23 BST

The NHS 'Should Be Cherished'

Since the Government announced the withdrawal of student funding for would-be nurses last year, we are already hearing of a 20% drop in applications for graduate nursing courses. And the 1% pay cap on salaries is not helping to encourage people into nursing and is making existing nurses reconsider whether they can even afford to continue. If the NHS wants to achieve a clean bill of health, we need to ensure there is adequate staffing, funding, resource and education. The health of the nation is at stake.
18/01/2017 16:40 GMT

There Must Be a Guarantee for EU Nurses

With all of this uncertainty, it is absolutely vital that employers in the health service at least have a guarantee that their EU trained staff will be protected. Without this guarantee, they cannot be expected to guarantee safe staffing levels.
21/07/2016 11:44 BST