New Director of Place and Wellbeing joins Public Health Scotland


Ruth Glassborow has today joined Public Health Scotland (PHS) as the new Director of Place and Wellbeing.

Speaking on the appointment, Paul Johnston, Chief Executive of PHS said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Ruth Glassborow today as Director of Place and Wellbeing at Public Health Scotland. Ruth joins us from Healthcare Improvement Scotland where she provided strategic leadership for the development and delivery of national programmes that support the redesign and continuous improvement of health and social care services across Scotland.”

Ruth previously led work at Scottish Government providing leadership for a range 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, with a primary focus on mental health, learning disability and substance use services.

Ruth’s experience bridges policy and delivery – incorporating learning from practice to inform policy as well as translating policy aspirations into national change initiatives that deliver positive impacts at an individual and population level.

Ruth, who is passionate about the importance of both reducing health inequalities and increasing healthy life expectancy, said:

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to influence this important agenda and work with colleagues across PHS, and our key delivery partners, to find ways of creating a more equal society where everyone had the opportunity to thrive”.

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