Sharon White OBE
BSc (hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/School Nurse, Registered General Nurse, State Certified Midwife
SAPHNA CEO, SAPHNA Senior Leadership Team member and SAPHNA Committee Member.
Sharon White is a qualified nurse, midwife and school nurse with over 40 years’ experience of working with children, young people and families. The majority of this time has been spent in the community at operational, managerial and strategic levels. Prior to her departure from the NHS she was Designated nurse for safeguarding/looked after children in across a large city.
Sharon is Co-chair of School Nurses International and Chief Executive Officer of the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA). She is recognised as a global expert on School Nursing and as a passionate advocate for children, young people and their families, as such, she works across national and international Government Departments influencing, challenging and developing policy whilst driving forward the school nursing profession.
In her Independent Consultant role Sharon is involved in both tendering and procurement 0-19 services. She conducts reviews, re-designs, develops and transforms whole services. She offers training and educational opportunities across a host of public health and safeguarding children subject areas. She is recognised as an expert in her field and, as such, works in an advisory capacity at local, national and international level. She is an experienced and well recognised international presenter and published author.
Sharon is humbled and honoured to have received the Order of the British Empire in the Queens New Year’s Honours list for 2015
In her ‘spare time’, she is mum to 4, grandmother to 2+2+1 and Godmother to too many to recall!