Senior Level Speaker
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) , Chief Executive & General Secretary
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes patient and nursing interests on a wide range of issues by working closely with the Government, the UK parliaments and other national and European political institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations. The key priorities for the Royal College of Nursing are to represent nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in professional and Trade Union practices and help to shape health and social care policies. Prior to this appointment, Janet was one of the Executive Director’s at the Royal College of Nursing (joining in September 2005) and had the strategic lead for nursing and service delivery to its members. Previous to joining the RCN, she had a long career as a Nurse within the NHS. She was Director of Nursing in West Lancashire and Liverpool and Chief Executive of Mersey Regional Ambulance Service. Janet holds a BSc (Hons) Degree and MBA. She is a qualified RGN & RMN and a Fellow of the RCN.