Ruth Wakeman

Director of Services, Policy and Evidence

The Services, Policy and Evidence teams provide information and support services including our helpline, support our volunteers and local networks, fund and promote research, provide a strong voice to government and other organisations and work with healthcare professionals across the UK to improve the lives of everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Ruth has been working in healthcare for over thirty years, she began her career as a pharmacist and she has worked for a range of not for profit healthcare organisations including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Ruth is passionate about support services; she believes everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis needs access to support and good quality evidence based information, high quality healthcare services, a strong voice to represent them and research to help improve their lives and ultimately to find a cure.