dr Ruby Bhatti OBE FRSA AFHEA

Consultant Solicitor, Chair of Governors, Trust Board Member and Non-Executive Directorships

Consultant Solicitor

Ruby was admitted to the roll in 1997 and specialises in Clinical Negligence and Litigation. Ruby also has experience with Family law and Employment law. 


Chair Positions

Primary Care Commissioning Committee;  Remuneration Committee for Bradford City NHS CCG and the Quality and Safety Patient’s Panel based at Bradford Institute for Health and Research (BIHR); Chair for Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College (BBEC; Chair of Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Reseach; and Deputy Chair for NHS Bradford District & Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


Board Member

Board member of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust and   Dixons Academies Trust. Previous Board Member of Incommunities Group Ltd and is lay member of the governance board member for the NHS Bradford City CCG.


Non Executive

Carlisle Business Centre (CBC) and its charity arm ACL Ltd.  Dixon Multi Academies Trust Ltd, Rainbow Academy, BDAT Diocesan Academies Trust.

Non Executive Director for Bradford Youth Development Partnership.



Yorkshire Arise Ltd, a unique company that has four social enterprise companies working together in Bradford on key projects.



Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Mental Health  Legislative Committee.


Advisor & Reviewer

Public Reviewer, Public Contributor & Member of Covid-19 Patient and Public Involvement Network for NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) &  Committee Member at NIHR Urgent Public Health Committee (UPH).

Member of the Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG) NHS England

Member of NIHR CRN CC Yorkshire & Humber BAME Advisory Group and during the Covid-19 pandemic appointed as a member of NIHR CRN CC Covid- 19 Public Advisory Group.

Public committee member on the NIHR  Recovery, Resilience and Growth Group (RRG). 

Member of  the Advisory Board for the Bradford Bid 2025 



Patient Research Ambassador for Yorkshire and Humber Region and Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust (BTHFT)
Faculty Community Fellow for the Management, Law and Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Bradford.

Associate Lecturer

She sits as an Associate Hospital Manager for the Mental Health Department, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, a role which enables patients to have their case considered independently.  LEARN MORE

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Research advisory panel member

Member of Yorkshire Cancer Research as a Research Advisory Panel Member, Yorkshire’s independent cancer charity, our aim is to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, saving lives in Yorkshire. Read More

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January 21, 2022 0

Independant Governor Support – IGOVS

Ruby has over 20 years of Governance experience and is committed to the role of good Governance in all areas of education. She was designated as a National Leader of[…]

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January 21, 2022 0

NHS tech priorities for 2022 “Improving equality and diversity within the innovation pipeline is crucial”

Ruby Bhatti OBE, a public contributor who supports lay views at NIHR, NHS England and at various universities, explained priorities around digital poverty and inclusivity, stating: “As PPIE (Patient and[…]

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December 22, 2021 0