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Ruth is the Director of Improvement at Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This role includes leadership of the Improvement Hub which provides support for health and social care organisations across Scotland to redesign and continuously improve services, with the ultimate aim of improving the health and well-being outcomes for people in Scotland. Before joining Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Ruth worked in the Scottish Government leading work to significantly improve dementia diagnosis rates and post diagnostic support,alongside a range of other improvements to mental health services. Prior to this she held a range of senior management positions in health and social care around the UK. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Warwick Business School and a Masters in Leadership (Quality Improvement) from Ashridge Business School. Ruth is also a Health Foundation Generation Q fellow and a member of the Sciana Network, a new initiative which brings together leaders in health and healthcare policy and innovation across Europe.

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