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RCN welcomes creation of commission on future of nurses and midwives

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The RCN’s general secretary has joined the new commission to advise the government on the future of nurses and midwives in England.

Dr Peter Carter, who is also the RCN’s chief executive, will sit on the prime minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery.

The commission will be chaired by former nurse and junior health minister Ann Keen and will report the findings of a wide-ranging consultation before March 2010.

Dr Carter said: ‘Nurses and health care assistants have been central to the vast improvements in the NHS over recent years and the existence of the commission is recognition of just that.

‘This is the group of health professionals that spends more time with patients than any other, therefore nurses know what’s needed to deliver high quality patient care.

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