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PSA announces appointment of Ruth Ajayi as its new Associate Board Member

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Ajayi as an Associate Board Member at the PSA.

Ruth has had a number of roles in the health sector. She was Senior Advisor, Integrated Care Systems (East of England) NHS England from 2020 to 2023 and had previously held other roles working for NHS England. She is currently the Chair of the Advisory Appointment Committee for Barts Health NHS Trust and she has a role as lay assessor for the Royal College of Physicians and as a lay examiner for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Ruth’s voluntary roles have included chairing the Whipps Cross Maternity Liaison Committee in 2011 to 2013 and being the Communications Lead for the NHS England Disability and Wellbeing Network from 2017 to 2019.

We committed to recruit an Associate Board Member as part of our first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan to enhance the diversity of our Board. Amrat Khorana recently completed his two-year term in the role.

Alan Clamp, PSA CEO, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Ruth to our Board and am looking forward to working with her over the next couple of years. I must also take the opportunity to thank our outgoing Associate Board Member – Amrat Khorana – for the valuable insight and diversity of thought that he has brought to our Board.”


Caroline Corby, PSA Chair, said:

“We are delighted that Ruth has joined the PSA’s Board. I know she brings with her a wealth of experience and will provide an invaluable perspective on our work. I am looking forward to working with her over the next two years.”

You can find out more about our Board here.


Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Notes to the Editor

  1. The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK.
  2. We assess their performance and report to Parliament. We also conduct audits and investigations and can appeal fitness to practise cases to the courts if we consider that sanctions are insufficient to protect the public and it is in the public interest.
  3. We also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.
  4. We share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to our sector. We monitor policy developments in the UK and internationally and provide advice on issues relating to professional standards in health and social care.
  5. We do this to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of users of health and social care services and the public. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament.
  6. Our values are – integrity, transparency, respect, fairness and teamwork – and we strive to ensure that they are at the core of our work.
  7. More information about our work and the approach we take is available at