Ruth retired as a medical doctor in December 2018 after qualifying at Glasgow University. Ruth has spent most of her working life in east Kent with almost 30 years working in the National Breast Screening programme dealing with the clinical and imaging aspects of breast problems. This included dealing with the diagnosis of breast cancer, in addition to the management of both treatment in the acute setting and subsequent effect of treatment / recurrence and associated comorbidity.
In addition Ruth has had 20 years’ experience as a GP which has allowed her to develop good communication skills and knowledge of the multi-faceted impact of chronic illness.
Ruth is now a volunteer Guide at Canterbury Cathedral which she tells us she very much enjoys, along with walking, being a member of the Ramblers Association, Canterbury Fine Arts society and Canterbury Historical and Archeological society. Ruth has two grandchildren which we know she is always happy to babysit!