Ruth Oshikanlu – Award-winning Queen’s Nurse, midwife and health visitor and parenting expert. She is the founding director of Goal Mind Limited, and has over 22 years track record in delivering secondary and primary health care services in the independent, statutory and voluntary sectors. She is an inspirational professional who is passionate about women and children having supported a vast amount of women from conception, birth and beyond.
Ruth is a published author of Tune In To Your Baby: Because Babies Don’t Come with An Instruction Manual; a holistic self-help parenting book that promotes maternal and infant mental health. She runs a private practice in London’s Harley Street supporting women who have had assisted conception or previous miscarriage to enjoy their pregnancy without fear.
Ruth is a champion for nurses, midwives and health visitors, enabling her colleagues to be better practitioners and deliver excellent standards of care to the women and children they serve. To date, she has penned over fifty articles in several nursing and healthcare journals that encourage colleagues to challenge their mindset and be proactive about finding solutions to problems at work.
Ruth was involved in developing the recent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) pathway for The Department of Health/Public Health England for health visitors and school nurses. She regularly speaks at national conferences on issues affecting women such as FGM, domestic abuse, parenting.
Ruth is a a member of the Chief Nursing Officer Black and Minority Ethnic Advisory Group and uses these roles to influence policy and raise professional standards. In her spare time, Ruth volunteers as a mentor/coach for young girls with low self-esteem. She has been able to make an impact to women and children despite being a single parent to a 12 year old boy.