Healthcare services provider Celesio UK has appointed Ruth Poole as its new Speciality Director. This new role also holds a position on the Celesio UK country board.

As Speciality Director, Ruth will lead Celesio UK's work with third parties to meet patients' needs. She will direct work with strategic pharma, healthcare and product manufacturing partners to influence the way patients behave, improve the patient experience and to support the NHS outcomes framework.

Ruth joins from Healthcare at Home, where she held the position of group commercial director. In over 20 years with the innovative home healthcare organisation, Ruth was instrumental in driving growth and establishing it as market leading. She saw the company grow from a handful of patients to over 150,000.