Ruth Robertson

Fellow, Policy

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.

Selected work

Big election questions
2 Jun 2017 | Article
How are they affecting patient care?
14 Mar 2017 | Publication
17 Aug 2016 | Blog
GPs in charge?
12 Jul 2016 | Publication
A review for the Department of Health
12 Oct 2015 | Article
8 Jul 2015 | Multimedia
The role of changes in clinical practice
7 Jul 2015 | Publication
23 Apr 2015 | Article
Public satisfaction with the NHS and health care
29 Jan 2015 | Article
The changing role of CCGs in general practice
26 Jan 2015 | Publication
Findings from six case studies
22 Oct 2014 | Publication
How patients choose and how providers respond
3 Jun 2010 | Publication
Early results of a patient survey
4 Nov 2009 | Publication
Kicking Bad Habits final report
8 Dec 2008 | Publication
Reinvigorate, replace or abandon?
20 Nov 2008 | Publication
4 May 2008 | Article
29 Jan 2008 | Publication