The RCN has appointed a policy adviser to lead its work in public and patient involvement.
But Mr Platt said his focus will be on structural patient involvement and his remit will not cover nurses’ practice.
“We are moving into a world where a framework is now in place for patient involvement, and I’ll be working on how we can ensure that nurses and the nursing profession can work with patients to involve them in developing policy,” he said.
He promised to look for “commonalities” between nurses’ and patients’ interest in public and patient involvment.
Mr Platt moves to the RCN with knowledge of the patient agenda from his former role as director of policy and public affairs at National Voices, previously the Long Term Conditions Alliance. Before that he worked for the CBI for five years.