Dame Ruth Carnall: Delivering change in the NHS


Published: 28/03/2013

Dame Ruth Carnall DBE was appointed as Chief Executive of NHS London in April 2007, and will step down from the role in April 2013 when the Strategic Health Authority is abolished as part of the Coalition Government’s reforms to the NHS.

In this video interview, Dame Ruth discusses how to successfully deliver change in the NHS and the three key points she would pass down to managerial leaders.

Dame Ruth is interviewed by Nicholas Timmins, Senior Associate at the Nuffield Trust and former Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, who interviewed Ruth and 11 other NHS leaders for a new paper published by the Nuffield Trust: Changing of the guard: lessons for the NHS from departing health leaders (March 2013).

The publication provides insight and learning for the new generation of leaders charged with leading the reformed NHS.