Rukshana has been working in the NHS and charitable sector for the last 30 years as a commissioner, clinician, senior leader and Board member. She has stimulated some key directional changes in the public sector such as doing research which led to the introduction of PALs into every hospital in England, Patient Choice in primary care and ethnicity monitoring to improve health inequalities.
Rukshana is now Barnardo’s first Director of Health, appointed to transform the organisation to a health and social care provider. Rukshana is a keen advocate of inclusive organisational cultures and promoting the benefits of diversity has been pivotal to all her work. She has published widely in the field of health inequalities.