Ruth works in the policy team where she leads research projects on a wide range of NHS policy issues. Recently, these have included the development of clinical commissioning groups, the quest to get better value from the NHS budget and the impact of NHS financial pressures on patients.
Before returning to The King’s Fund in 2013, Ruth spent three years at the Commonwealth Fund in New York researching the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the uninsured. She previously worked at The King’s Fund between 2006 and 2010, when she completed national evaluations of two of Labour’s major health system reforms: patient choice and practice-based commissioning. Earlier in her career Ruth worked as an analyst at the Commission for Health Improvement (a predecessor to the Care Quality Commission) and as a medical secretary at various NHS trusts.