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RCN chief steps down in wake of row over ‘misrepresented’ NHS pay deal

The head of the trade union and professional body which represents 435,000 nurses, midwives and students has stepped down in the face of criticism over how it sold the NHS pay deal to its members.

Janet Davies had already issued an apology last month after previously telling members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), that they would receive an immediate three per cent pay rise this summer.

Ms Davies, who was also general secretary of the organisation, offered a “sincere personal apology” in a statement released in July, admitting the pay deal was “not as straightforward as we said”.

Read more in The Independent.

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