Dr Ruth Oshikanlu MBE QN FiHV FRCN FRSA
Ruth Oshikanlu is a multi-award-winning nurse, midwife and health visitor. A nurse entrepreneur, consultant, leader and parenting expert, she is passionate about supporting vulnerable children and their families to reduce health inequalities and improve their life outcomes. Her previous roles include: HIV specialist midwife, Family Nurse at one of the first pilot sites of The Family Nurse Partnership (an intensive home-visiting parenting programme for vulnerable families), and Nurse Leader of The Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service for children aged 10-19 years.
Ruth is also an avid champion of nursing and midwifery professions and has supported many nurses and midwives to become leaders. She has delivered numerous nursing and midwifery leadership programmes including The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transformational Leadership programme and The Mary Seacole Leadership programmes and is a Royal College of Nursing Associate. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and guest lecturer at several universities
"Leading with Love………"
Ruth is a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of The Institute of Health Visiting, Royal College of Nursing, Royal Society of Arts and a Churchill Fellow. Ruth is the recipient of several national healthcare and business awards. She was named on The HSJ BME Pioneers 2014 List and The Nursing Times Leaders 2015 List. Ruth received The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service to Community Nursing in 2014 and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List for being an Ambassador for the Health Visiting Profession and for services to Community Nursing, Children and Families. She was also conferred with an honorary doctorate degree from London South Bank University