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Ruw Abeyratne

Dr Ruw Abeyratne

Director of Health Equality and Inclusion, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Ruw is University Hospitals of Leicester's (UHL) Director of Health Equality and Inclusion. In this role, Ruw is accountable for the trust’s approach to understanding and addressing health inequalities within the local population. This includes improving access to elective and non-elective care, ensuring that restoration of services is inclusive and equitable. Recognising that understanding the role that acute providers have to play in population health management and prevention is key to addressing health inequalities, Ruw works with colleagues across the Integrated Care System, Local Government and the Voluntary and Community Sectors to ensure that the services at UHL meet the needs of the local population. Ruw is also a practising consultant in Geriatric and General Medicine, with an interest in front-door frailty and admission avoidance.

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