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This profile was last updated on 3/24/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Regional Chief Nurse

NHS England
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Email: r***@***.uk
NHS Midlands
Capital Park
Fulbourn , Cambridgeshire CB21 5XB
United Kingdom

Company Description: NHS East of England's strategic projects team of experts works in partnership with NHS organisations to develop and deliver positive change in financially and...   more

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Z LPFT Nursing Conference 2015, 24 Mar 2015 [cached]
Dr Ruth May
Dr Ruth May
Dr Ruth May is NHS England Regional Director of Nursing for Midlands and East. Her previous roles include Chief Nurse for NHS Midlands and East and Chief Nurse for NHS East of England. Ruth has a theatre nursing background and more than 20 years' experience of working in the NHS.
1.49pm Dr Ruth May, a former ..., 12 Mar 2015 [cached]
1.49pm Dr Ruth May, a former NHS theatre sister and chief nurse, is joining the regulator Monitor.
She has been appointed to the role of nursing director - a post within Monitor's patient and clinical engagement team. In this role she will complement the clinical advice provided by Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, Monitor's medical director and executive director of patient and clinical engagement.
Dr May began her career with a variety of nursing roles before becoming a theatre sister at Frimley Park Hospital. She was acting director of nursing at Barnet Hospital before being appointed as the substantive director of nursing and deputy chief executive with Havering Primary Care Trust.
In October 2005, she became chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, a post which she held for two years. She has also been chief executive of Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.
Dr May joins Monitor from a role as regional chief nurse and nurse director for the Midlands and East region of NHS England.
Professor Mascie-Taylor said: "I'd like to warmly welcome Ruth to Monitor.
Dr May said: "This is a really exciting time to be joining Monitor.
Generosity behind The Masks..., 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
The guest speaker this year was Dr. Ruth May, who earlier in 2013 joined the Board of Trustees of The J's Hospice. In 2009, she was appointed Chief Nursing Officer for the NHS East of England and in her speech she praised the dedication and passion our nurses and carers show to all our families and patients.
Meet the Trustees, 18 Aug 2015 [cached]
Ruth May
Welcome to our newest Trustee, Ruth ..., 22 Oct 2013 [cached]
Welcome to our newest Trustee, Ruth May!
We are delighted to confirm that Ruth May has agreed to join our Board of Trustees.
As you will see from the short biography below, Ruth holds a very significant role within the NHS and is a very welcome addition to our Board.
Ruth May was appointed as Regional Chief Nurse NHS England mids and east in July 2009. She provides strategic leadership for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists across the region. She also shares the lead for the Quality Agenda with the Medical Director.
Ruth has a theatre nursing background and more than 20 years experience of working in the NHS. During her career she has held several high profile NHS management roles.
From September 2007 Ruth was Chief Executive of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, where she was instrumental in turning round the Trust's financial performance and achieving an 'excellent' rating for quality of services from the Healthcare Commission.
Prior to this Ruth was Chief Executive at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust for two years. She played a pivotal part in turning round the organisation's clinical and financial performance and greatly improved its reputation.
The J's Hospice are very much looking forward to welcoming Ruth, with her extensive experience and expertise, on board!
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