Executive Director of Nursing, Deputy CNO for England and National Director of Infection Prevention and Control,
Ruth May was appointed as executive Director of nursing at NHS Improvement in April 2016 following her role as director of nursing at Monitor. She is also deputy chief nursing officer for England and national director for infection prevention and control.
Ruth has a theatre nursing background and 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS. During her career, she has held several high-profile NHS leadership roles including two chief executive appointments of acute hospitals, chief executive of a primary care group and director of nursing of a PCT.
Ruth is passionate about improving the fundamental aspects of care, which led to the Midlands & East ambition to eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers. Stop the Pressure is now National and even International.