It appears that the head of the Royal College of Nursing has finally dispensed with the union tag that went with the job, and has adopted a more managerial soubriquet.

End Game notes that at some point over the summer, political firebrand Peter Carter made the shock decision to drop the title of RCN general secretary, changing it to the more corporate sounding RCN chief executive.

This appears to mark the end of a gradual evolution of the college’s top job since Mr Carter was appointed in 2006. At first he was known as “general secretary”, then “general secretary and chief executive”, and now just “chief executive”.

His previous job was chief executive of Central and North West London Mental Health Trust, where he presumably gained an attachment to his current moniker.