Ruth worked for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 1991 until 2000 in various admin and managerial roles, before leaving to gain experience in Primary Care as a Practice Manager in Leeds West for a 14,0000+ patient GP Practice.

In 2008, Ruth won regional and national awards from the Department of Health for her work project managing the rebuilding of the surgery in less than a year following an arson attack while maintaining services for all patients.

She returned to the Trust in late 2009 as a Patient Service Manager, and has had various operational roles in the Trust and is now the General Manager for UReVa Central Business Unit.

Ruth first became a Trust Governor in December 2013 and was recently re-elected, and is committed, open, honest and passionate about Bradford, the Trust’s employees and patients. She believes the Trust already has a strong foundation working as ‘one team’ which can only go from strength-to-strength, building on the outstanding work by all staff through these difficult times.