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Alison Dinning Clinical lead (education and development), Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence
Alison Dinning
Alison Dinning Clinical lead (education and development), Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence

Ms Dinning has worked as an adult nurse for 32 years, specialising clinically in critical care, renal nursing and critical care outreach. She has extensive experience in interprofessional acute care education, workforce development and preceptorship.

In her current role she works collaboratively with specialist educators in the trust, wider healthcare community and higher education institutions in Nottinghamshire to develop strategies for education and development of nurses and the wider workforce. She has designed and facilitated training programmes for healthcare staff working in the integrated care system, many focusing on supporting clinicians to improve their confidence, knowledge and skills when caring for deteriorating patients.

Ms Dinning has worked as a critical care outreach nurse since the service started in 2000 and continues to work clinically as an outreach nurse each month. She was recent past chair of the National Outreach forum and in 2018 led a national working group to develop a National Competency framework for registered practitioners caring for patients in level 1 and enhanced care areas. She has been a member of the RCNi editorial board for two years and is now the newly appointed chair. Her primary interests are improving the quality and safety of patient care; improving the patient experience; teaching, supporting and developing the multiprofessional team and she is passionate about networking, sharing ideas and best practice both locally and nationally.

Anne Croudass Lead research nurse, Cancer Research UK
Anne Croudass
Anne Croudass Lead research nurse, Cancer Research UK

Since qualifying, Ms Croudass has worked in a variety of clinical and research settings. Following graduation, she worked in general medicine, progressing to become manager of a 32-bed respiratory and diabetes specialist ward. She has managed research nurses in asthma, allergy and oncology, and was involved in establishing the UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) in Southampton and the Central South Coast Cancer Research Network. Since 2006, she has been the lead research nurse at Cancer Research UK, where she heads up a national team of 15 senior research nurses. In this role, she works strategically and operationally to ensure that clinical research, and research nursing, are recognised as crucial to good quality cancer care.

Caroline Shuldham OBE Non-Executive Director RCNi Board, RCNi
Carloline Shuldham
Caroline Shuldham OBE Non-Executive Director RCNi Board, RCNi

Caroline Shuldham is a non-executive member of the RCNi board and a registered nurse with a background in critical care and cardiac nursing. She chaired the RCNi editorial advisory board from 2015-2019.

Dr Shuldham is an independent consultant, with experience in clinical governance, management, research and teaching. She is a non-executive director at community care provider CSH Surrey, where she chairs the quality and safety governance committee. She is an adviser on care matters to the trustees of a charity that provides independent living accommodation and a care home for older residents. Previously, Dr Shuldham was executive director of nursing and clinical governance at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

In all her roles Dr Shuldham has a strong commitment to the well-being and safety of patients.

Christine Walker Editor of Learning Disability Practice and Nursing Children & Young People, RCNi
Christine Walker
Christine Walker Editor of Learning Disability Practice and Nursing Children & Young People, RCNi

Ms Walker originally trained as a journalist and has worked for a variety of publications, and in health and medical communications. She is a clinical editor who has specialised in nursing since 2002.

Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland
Clare Cable
Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

Clare Cable joined QNIS in 2014, bringing her experience as a nursing leader in healthcare improvement and policy. A children’s nurse by background, she was appointed director of the RCN’s UK Quality Improvement Programme in 2003. She moved to Edinburgh in 2007, honing her influencing skills in community nursing as a policy adviser. In 2016, Clare was awarded an honorary professorship in nursing at Queen Margaret University and a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholarship. Her vision is to unleash the creativity of nurses to be catalysts for positive change in the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Clare Lomas Career development editor, Nursing Standard, RCNi
Clare Lomas
Clare Lomas Career development editor, Nursing Standard, RCNi

Clare Lomas is the career development editor at Nursing Standard. She joined RCNi in 2011 as Nursing Standard opinion editor and now heads up the careers and student sections. She also hosts the panel talks at the RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fairs. Ms Lomas trained as a nurse at King’s College London, qualifying in 1998. She specialised in cardiology and thrombosis research, and also has a degree in sociology and social psychology from the University of Bradford.

David Williams Head of service, Salford Complex Needs Learning Disability Service
David Williams
David Williams Head of service, Salford Complex Needs Learning Disability Service

David Williams has been a member of the RCN LD professional forum since 2015. He is currently leading on the strategic development of services with an integrated care organisation that is part of the Northern Care Alliance. He is also the lead on behalf of Greater Manchester on workforce development for learning disabilities and autism.

Debbie Creaser Team manager/Listening into Action clinical facilitator, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Debbie Creaser
Debbie Creaser Team manager/Listening into Action clinical facilitator, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Debbie Creaser qualified as a mental health nurse in Sheffield in 2002. She has dedicated her career primarily to rehabilitation services and was key to reducing the number of out-of-city hospital placements, before setting up and managing the community enhancing recovery team in 2014. After winning Team of the Year at the RCNi Awards in 2019, the team went on to win in the Specialist category at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.

Dee Sissons Chief executive, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Dee Sissons
Dee Sissons Chief executive, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Dee Sissons joined Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as CEO in June 2018, after working as director of nursing for Marie Curie Cancer Care for five years. Her career spans commissioning acute services and the independent sector, and she has represented nursing and end of life care at board and national levels across the UK.

Ms Sissons continues to play a key role in nursing leadership and is an active council member at the Royal College of Nursing. She took on the role of chair of Council in January 2020. She is passionate about developing others and brings a wealth of knowledge about practice development and professional standards. She is also a Florence Nightingale leadership scholar.

Dr Janice Waters Eastern Region Council Member, Royal College of Nursing & Independent Safeguarding Consultant
Janice Waters
Dr Janice Waters Eastern Region Council Member, Royal College of Nursing & Independent Safeguarding Consultant

Janice Waters is an active member of RCN Council having represented the Eastern region since October 2018. As a registered nurse, Dr Waters has practised broadly in the NHS, the independent sector, social care and education. She now specialises in the safeguarding of children and adults at risk of abuse, having gained operational and senior management experience of safeguarding in education, clinical commissioning and healthcare regulation. As former national adviser safeguarding to the Care Quality Commission, she now practises independently as a safeguarding consultant. She has recently been awarded the title of Doctor of advanced healthcare practice and has a master’s in advanced practice: safeguarding children. Her specialist subject is child-on-child harmful sexual behaviours at school. Dr Waters is the vice chair for a national foster agency panel in her local area and also volunteers as a trustee of a domestic abuse and violence forum.

Emily Kavanagh Learning disability nurse, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Emily Kavanagh
Emily Kavanagh Learning disability nurse, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Ms Kavanagh is a learning disability nurse based in the outpatients department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She has been qualified for eight months and is proud to have been one third of the trio that won the RCNi Andrew Parker Student Nurse of the Year award in 2019. She is passionate about promoting alternative forms of communication in the nursing profession to enable all our patients to have a voice.

Emma Williamson General practice nurse manager, Angel Hill Surgery, West Suffolk
Emma Williamson
Emma Williamson General practice nurse manager, Angel Hill Surgery, West Suffolk

Emma Williamson trained as an adult nurse and specialised in respiratory and wound care. She is currently studying towards an MSc in advanced clinical practice. As practice nurse manager she has transformed the healing rates and management of leg ulcers at her surgery and won the RCNi 2019 Wound Prevention and Treatment Award. Since then she has worked with the West Suffolk Clinical Ccmmissioning Groug to help create the Leg Ulcer Management Care Pathway along with helping to implement the preventative wound clinic across the WSCCG area. She is also a Stakeholder Forum member for the National Wound Care Strategy Programme.

Flavia Munn Editor of Nursing Standard, RCNi
Flavia Munn
Flavia Munn Editor of Nursing Standard, RCNi

Flavia Munn is responsible for overseeing all the editorial content published daily on the Nursing Standard website and app, and its curation into the monthly print journal.

She has more than 15 years' experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications aimed at patients, nurses and doctors. An award-winning journalist, Ms Munn was also twice a judge on the Women in the City awards (healthcare category).

She is Nursing Standard’s media spokesperson and has appeared in a variety of press and on broadcast channels. She is leading RCNi’s editorial content for the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Gary Bell Editorial director , RCNi
Gary Bell
Gary Bell Editorial director , RCNi

Gary Bell has been a journalist for 30 years, working on newspapers in Australia and the UK.
He joined RCNi in 2004 and held a number of different posts within the company, before being appointed to his current role in June 2019.

Ged Jennings Acute learning disabilities liaison nurse , Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital
Ged Jennings
Ged Jennings Acute learning disabilities liaison nurse , Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital

Ged Jennings is undertaking an MSc – clinical research at Edge Hill University and will recommence the Florence Nightingale Leadership programme in 2020. Mr Jennings has worked in a variety of roles and settings in the health and social care industry for more than 19 years. He is extremely passionate about learning disabilities training and raising staff awareness, and believes in using an accessible approach to improve people with learning disabilities' experience of healthcare. Mr Jennings is proud to be part of the winning team at the RCNi Awards in 2019.

Helen Jones Head of research nursing, Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Jones
Helen Jones Head of research nursing, Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jones has spent much of her nursing career working as a clinical research nurse in various clinical areas. She was formerly the research matron at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for seven years where she supported and led a workforce of 150 research nurses. She recently took up the post of head of research nursing at the Royal Free London and has academic links with the University of Hertfordshire.

Her research nursing career has spanned more than 20 years and she has experienced first-hand the growth and development of the clinical research nurse role and workforce, and the development of the national research infrastructure supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Last year she completed a doctorate in healthcare at King’s College London. For her thesis, she carried out the first national study to examine the organisational structure of the national clinical research nurse workforce and their experience working in research delivery.

Dr Jones has a national presence in research nursing, which includes sitting on the NIHR Research Nurse Strategy group and the CRUK Senior Research Nurse Advisory panel.

Janine McKnight-Cowan BEM Project Health Visitor, Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services
Janine McKnight-Cowan BEM
Janine McKnight-Cowan BEM Project Health Visitor, Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services

Now semi-retired after 40 years of clinical practice and winner of prestigious nursing awards, Janine McKnight-Cowan works independently in education, training and professional development.

As a recognised innovator, Ms McKnight-Cowan embraced ideas learned in practice, creating tools for safeguarding and clinical resources for surgically delivered women.

Ms McKnight-Cowan challenges the status quo, pushes boundaries and hopes to inspire colleagues and other clinicians to achieve growth in practice, in an environment where quality and professional safety are paramount. She believes innovation is not just about that ‘ah ha’ moment, it is about the nitty-gritty of getting that idea to be implemented into everyday clinical practice.

Jen Kenward Experience of care lead , NHS England
Jen Kenward
Jen Kenward Experience of care lead , NHS England

Ms Kenward qualified as a registered general nurse, her background includes practice across a wide range of medical and surgical specialties, establishing nurse-led services and having a key role in the development of integrated care services. She has established educational programmes in London working across three trusts and in partnership with Middlesex University and the Open University to provide a development programme for healthcare assistants, fast-tracking them into registered nurse training.

Ms Kenward moved from clinical practice and education into operational management, first as a lead for equality and diversity, before leading patient experience in a large acute trust. She joined the patient experience team at NHS England in July 2013 and has specific responsibility for supporting work to improve experience in relation to end of life care, long-term conditions and unpaid carers.

Ms Kenward has been a carer for 12 years.

Jessica Sainsbury Vice Chair of Students Committee, RCN
Jessica Sainsbury
Jessica Sainsbury Vice Chair of Students Committee, RCN

Ms Sainsbury is a final-year dual field nursing student, studying adult and mental health nursing at the University of Southampton. She is vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing Student Committee and lead for the national peer support network, the Student Nurse Project. She hopes to specialise in palliative care for people with severe mental illness when she qualifies in September 2020.

Jim Blair Clinical Advisor - Learning Disability, Queen’s Nursing Institute
Jim Blair
Jim Blair Clinical Advisor - Learning Disability, Queen’s Nursing Institute

Jim is currently as Clinical Advisor Learning Disability at Queen’s Nursing Institute, an Independent Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities, Associate Professor Intellectual (Learning) Disabilities at Kingston University and St Georges’ University of London, Senior Lecturer Learning Disabilities (Hon) at City University of London, Visiting Fellow Learning Disabilities at London South Bank University, Clinical Advisor Learning Disabilities NHS England, Tutor at City Lit in London, Health Advisor at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and the Learning Disability Advisor to the Sates of Guernsey. Jim is a Patron of Dance Syndrome www.dancesyndrome.co.uk  Jim has also been Learning Disability Project Lead at the Royal College of Nursing,

2013-2018 Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities Great Ormond Street hospital 2008-2013 Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities at St.George’s Hospital in London. Jim is a past President Royal Society of Medicine’s council for the Forum on Intellectual Disability and has been Vice Chairman of Special Olympics Great Britain. Jim is an Expert Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman and is on the editorial board of www.intellectualdisability.info. Jim has also been a Specialist Clinical Advisor to the CQC and Clinical Lead Health Inequalities at NHS England.

Joan Myers OBE Director & Trustee, Florence Nightingale Foundation
Joan Myers
Joan Myers OBE Director & Trustee, Florence Nightingale Foundation

Joan Myers has more than 35 years’ experience as a senior nurse leader and educator in community settings across London, developing children’s nursing services. She is a 2017 Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholar and is now a trustee and director with the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She is also on the RCN London board as well as an RCN Council member.

Dr Myers is an inspirational speaker and is passionate about motivating and challenging nursing staff to excel and do well in their careers.

In 2013, she received an OBE for services to children and nursing in the Queens’ Birthday honours list. She is a Queen’s Nurse and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.

Dr Myers founded a children’s charity providing education and support for 25 children in Nakuru, Kenya. www.rehobothchildrenshome-obe.org

@joan_myers

Joanna Broderick Children’s community nurse, Children and Family Health Devon
Joanna Broderick
Joanna Broderick Children’s community nurse, Children and Family Health Devon

Joanna Broderick trained at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and qualified as a registered nurse – child in 1997. She has a range of experience in paediatric nursing in acute settings in this country and abroad, including medical, surgical, oncology and neonatal. She won the RCNi Child Health Award in 2019.

Joanne Bosanquet MBE Chief executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies
Joanne Bosanquet
Joanne Bosanquet MBE Chief executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies

Joanne Bosanquet was until recently deputy chief nurse at Public Health England and moved to the charity sector in June 2019. She is a Queen’s Nurse and a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. She was awarded a fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and an honorary doctorate from the University of Greenwich in October 2017. Ms Bosanquet completed a leadership scholarship through the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2018. Her personal focus is on the WHO Sustainable Development Goals, universal health coverage and supporting nurses and midwives to aim big and influence policy and practice wherever they are. Ms Bosanquet’s organisational focus is collaborating across health and care to establish innovative person-centred practice and cultures of care.

Jonathan Beebee Chair, RCN Learning Disability Forum & Chief Enablement Officer & Nurse Consultant, PBS4
Jonathan Beebee
Jonathan Beebee Chair, RCN Learning Disability Forum & Chief Enablement Officer & Nurse Consultant, PBS4

Jonathan Beebee is chair of the RCN learning disability forum and CEO/nurse consultant for PBS4, a social enterprise providing social care for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Mr Beebee has an MSc in positive behaviour support and a keen interest in supporting people with autism and forensic needs. He is also a trustee for Autism Wessex and the Loddon Foundation.

Mr Beebee qualified as an RNLD in 2002 and has had a variety of roles in: community learning disability nursing, secure forensic services, setting up and managing intensive support teams and youth offending teams. He has undertaken project work for the Department of Health and was a learning disability policy manager for the Care Quality Commission. He was also chief operations officer for a national social care provider.

Julie Sylvester Editor of Primary Health Care, RCNi
Julie Sylvester
Julie Sylvester Editor of Primary Health Care, RCNi

Ms Sylvester has been a journalist for more than 30 years, many of which have been spent in nursing journalism as a reporter, writer and editor. As the editor of Primary Health Care, she has overseen the growth and development of the journal in championing the work of nurses across all community and primary care settings. She is also the managing editor of Nurse Researcher, the RCNi’s quarterly international research methodology journal.

Lisa Morgan Family centred care lead, Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne
Lisa Morgan
Lisa Morgan Family centred care lead, Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne

Lisa Morgan is lead practitioner for delivering and teaching in cardiothoracic theatres at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. She is dedicated to supporting pre- and post-operative care to patients and their families who are receiving open heart surgery and transplantation with the help of Baggins the Bear! Her innovation to change theatre practice has been a revelation in the department and was nominated for the ‘Personal Touch Award’ for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2018.

Ms Morgan was announced healthcare assistant winner at the RCNi Awards 2019 for her services to improving patient care, experience and achieving outstanding results.

Margaret Sneddon Honorary senior research fellow, University of Glasgow
Margaret Sneddon
Margaret Sneddon Honorary senior research fellow, University of Glasgow

Margaret Sneddon's clinical background spans gynaecology, oncology and palliative care, subsequently specialising in lymphoedema. She is an educator who initiated and led various palliative care and lymphoedema programmes in the University of Glasgow, taking on leadership of the Nursing & Health Care School for nine years. Ms Sneddon’s contribution was recognised by the university with a Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and an Outstanding Contribution to Lymphoedema Education from the International Lymphoedema Framework in 2009. Margaret has been a member of the Royal College of Nursing since joining as a student in 1974.

In 2016 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Lymphology Society. Having retired as head of school in 2016, Ms Sneddon continues input to university education of all disciplines, support of the RCN and has an active leadership role as a trustee with the British Lymphology Society to further understanding of lymphoedema and chronic oedema.

Neomi Bennett BEM Nurse and founder , Neo-Innovations UK
Neomi Bennett BEM
Neomi Bennett BEM Nurse and founder , Neo-Innovations UK

Passionate about patient safety, business and healthcare, Neomi Bennett has turned a life-saving idea into a multi-award winning product. Neo-slip is a novel yet practical solution to the problem of applying hospital TED socks.

Though vital to the prevention of potentially life-threatening deep vein thrombosis, TED socks are tight fitting and can be difficult to put on.

Ms Bennett’s company Neo-Innovations UK now supplies hospitals across the UK, has been approved by NHS Supply Chain and is available on NHS prescriptions (FP10). In addition, Neo-slip is available to order via branches of Boots the chemist across the UK.

Nick Lipley Editor, Mental Health Practice, RCNi
Nick Lipley
Nick Lipley Editor, Mental Health Practice, RCNi

Nick Lipley has worked as a journalist specialising in the field of healthcare for more than 20 years. He joined what is now RCNi in 1998, as a member of the news team for Nursing Standard. He became editor of Mental Health Practice journal in 2018. Nick is also editor of Nursing Management.

Paul Jebb Associate Director of Nursing for Patient Experience and Engagement, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Jebb
Paul Jebb Associate Director of Nursing for Patient Experience and Engagement, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Jebb qualified as a nurse in 1996 and worked in numerous posts in nursing, as well as a period in operational management, and a national role with NHS England. He returned to an NHS trust and is now associate director of nursing at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Jebb has been involved in and led on numerous quality improvement initiatives throughout his career, and has gained several awards and accolades.

He is a member of an NMC Professional Standards advisory panel, and was part of the strategic group to refresh the NMC Education Standards.

He has represented the Royal College of Nursing at local, regional, national and international levels, and is a member of the RCNi editorial advisory board.

Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Queen’s Nurse Head of nursing and professor of community and public health nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Queen’s Nurse
Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Queen’s Nurse Head of nursing and professor of community and public health nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Laura Serrant has extensive experience in national and international health policy development, with particular specialist input on racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area that led to her being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2018 for services to nursing and health policy. In 2017 she was listed as the eighth most influential black person in the UK by the Powerlist 2018.

Professor Patrick Callaghan Dean and professor of mental health science, London South Bank University
Professor Patrick Callaghan
Professor Patrick Callaghan Dean and professor of mental health science, London South Bank University

Professor Callaghan is dean of the School of Applied Sciences and professor of mental health science at London South Bank University. He chaired the NIHR funding panel for Integrated Clinical Academic Career Awards for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals and was previously research executive member of the UK Council of Deans for Health. He was awarded the Eileen Skellern Memorial Lecture for his contribution to mental health nursing and was appointed a National Teaching Fellow in recognition of his contribution to outstanding teaching and learning in higher education. Professor Callaghan was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to mental health nursing.

Rachel Luby Senior Nurse, Health Based Place of Safety, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Rachel Luby
Rachel Luby Senior Nurse, Health Based Place of Safety, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Rachel Luby won the RCNi Mental Health Nursing Award 2019. This was for a quality improvement initiative in forensic mental health services at East London Foundation Trust called ‘Let’s Talk about Sex’. The project focused on supporting staff and patients to overcome the obstacles that had prevented them from confronting this taboo subject. Since the award she has changed job roles and is now at City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health where she has embarked on the ambitious plan to ensure that every patient is offered sexual health screening, access to contraceptives and support should there be a breach of sexual safety. She is publishing a paper and is writing a second CPD article that considers sexual safety in the context of trauma-informed care. She was part of creating the Sexual Safety Standards, is on the Mental Health Practice editorial board, an honouree lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and launched Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust’s Sexual Safety Standards.

Richard Hatchett Senior nurse editor, Nursing Standard, RCNi
Richard Hatchett
Richard Hatchett Senior nurse editor, Nursing Standard, RCNi

Dr Hatchett is a registered nurse who specialised in intensive care and cardiac nursing. He was one of a small group of nurses involved in setting up and opening in 1998 the Heart Hospital, now University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, London. He has had a long career in higher education as a principal lecturer before working as the deputy head of school at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and head of education and standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He has published widely and edited two editions of Cardiac Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide, with David Thompson, and Nurse-led Clinics: Practice Issues. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and a doctorate in social history. He recently qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor.

Ruth Oshikanlu MBE CEO, Goal Mind
Ruth Oshikanlu
Ruth Oshikanlu MBE CEO, Goal Mind

Ruth Oshikanlu is an expert nurse, midwife and health visitor with more than 23 years’ experience in delivering secondary and primary healthcare services in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She is the CEO of Goal Mind – a coaching consultancy that helps individuals improve their performance at work through employee engagement. She is also a Queen’s Nurse, Winston Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting and Royal College of Nursing. Ms Oshikanlu is the recipient of several national healthcare and business awards. She is a regular columnist and has published several feature articles in numerous national nursing and healthcare journals She also received an Honorary Doctorate degree from London South Bank University in November 2019.

Sue Warner Health Visitor and Staff Governor, South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust
Sue Warner
Sue Warner Health Visitor and Staff Governor, South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust

Ms Warner has 40 years’ experience as a district nurse and senior manager of community health services, including developing a 24-hour district nursing service, hospital at home and intermediate care. She now works as a health visitor and staff governor for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. Ms Warner was chair of RCN Council in 2019 and a Council member from 2012 to 2019. She is also a former chair of the RCN nursing policy and practice committee, forums governance group and remuneration committee. She is committed to continuous professional development for all nurses.

Yvonne Coghill CBE, OBE Director of WRES Implementation , NHS England
Yvonne Coghill CBE, OBE
Yvonne Coghill CBE, OBE Director of WRES Implementation , NHS England

Yvonne Coghill commenced nurse training at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1977, qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and then went on to qualify in mental health nursing and health visiting. In 1986 she secured her first NHS management job and has since held a number of operational and strategic leadership posts.

Ms Coghill has been voted by colleagues in the NHS as one of the top 50 most inspirational women, one of the top 50 most inspirational nurse leaders and one of the top 50 BME pioneers. In 2018 she was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing, an honorary fellowship from King’s College University,honorary doctorates from the Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Universities and has become deputy president of the RCN.

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