Dr Ruth Burnett
Executive Medical Director
Ruth qualified as a GP in Oxford and, alongside mainstream practice, worked as the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Locality Lead for Urgent Care and as a GP with an Extended Role (GPER) in musculoskeletal medicine. She continues to see patients in practice.
She became the Medical Director for Buckinghamshire MSK community service in 2011 and then stepped into a national Medical Director role in 2013. Before taking up her current post, she worked for six years as a Medical Director across a mixture
of community MSK services, primary care, out of hours and urgent care, new models of
care and prison healthcare.
She has a passion for increasing the effectiveness of primary and community services for both patients and staff and the model she created with the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund in 2014, Practice Assist, was shortlisted in the HSJ finals in the category ‘Primary Care Innovation’.
Her contribution to medical leadership was recognised in Senior Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in 2021.