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RCN chief receives honorary degree

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Dr Peter Carter, general secretary and chief executive and of the Royal College of Nursing, has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Hertfordshire for his “outstanding contribution” to national healthcare.

Dr Carter, who started his career in Hertfordshire at Hill End and St Albans City Hospitals, received his honorary degree alongside hundreds of new graduates in the ceremony at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban on 18 November.  

In receiving his award, Dr Carter said: “I truly feel honoured to accept this honorary degree as it gives me the opportunity to share it with graduates today as they begin their career.”

In addressing the nursing and midwifery graduates, he adds: “You have chosen a profession that is a privilege to be part of as I believe that nurses are essential to the effective running of our healthcare services. I look forward to meeting some of you one day on the wards.”

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  • what about all the millions of nurses who make a difference to patients where it really maters who never receive any public recognition. Maybe knowing that they have helped even one patient is recognition enough and worth more than any deeds or words.

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