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Ruth Glassborow

Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Ruth Glassborow is the director of improvement at Healthcare Improvement Scotland. She provides strategic leadership for the development and delivery of national programmes and approaches that enable the application of quality improvement and large scale system redesign methodology to increase the pace and scale of improvement across health and social care in Scotland. Her remit includes the world renowned Scottish Patient Safety Programme which now sits alongside a wide range of other national improvement programmes focused on issues as diverse as reducing waiting times, value management, strategic planning and housing. Before joining Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Ruth worked in the Scottish Government providing strategic leadership for a portfolio of programmes focused on delivering sustained improvements across dementia and mental health services. Prior to this she held a range of senior management positions in health and social care around the UK. Ruth started her career in the NHS as a national management trainee. She earned an M.P.A. from Warwick Business School and a masters in leadership (quality improvement) from Ashridge Business School. She is also a Health Foundation Generation Q fellow and a Sciana - The Health Leaders Network Member.

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