Mrs Ruth Raven


B.Med Sci (Sp) (hons), MRCSLT

GMC number: HCPC: SL01452

Practicing since: 1981


Speech and Language Therapy

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday AM
  • Other days available by special appointment
  • Overview

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0113 388 2067


Ruth Raven trained at Sheffield University. She gained a four-year honours degree in Medical Science and a concurrent qualification to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist. She worked at the (Royal) London Hospital for several years post qualification. During this time she was involved in publications of clinical trials and subsequently co-authored a book relating to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and management of psychogenic voice disorders.

Ruth Raven has over 25 years’ experience in the field of voice disorders and their conditions. She worked in one of the first multidisciplinary diagnostic Voice Clinics in the UK in London. As the clinical lead for ENT Speech and Language Therapy at the General Infirmary at Leeds, she works closely with her ENT colleagues in Diagnostic Voice Clinics.

She is also carries out weekly SLT led nasendoscopy clinics at Leeds General Infirmary. She is a specialist in the management of all types of voice disorders and has a particular interest in helping patients with the psychological impact of their voice disorder.

Ruth Raven specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Special interests

  • Vocal cord palsy
  • Psychogenic voice disorders
  • Reflux related voice disorders
  • Chronic cough
  • Vocal cord dysfunction (Inducible laryngeal obstruction ILO)
  • Laryngeal Globus symptoms
  • Muscle tension voice disorders

Personal interests

Ruth Raven enjoys live music and walking in the countryside with friends and family. She enjoys live theatre and visiting art galleries, plus time with the family and a glass of fine red wine.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mrs Ruth Raven at Nuffield Health

  • Speech therapy

Locations Mrs Ruth Raven works with

Related experience


Two publications of clinical trials on speech therapy for Cognitive Behavioural therapy and voice therapy for psychogenic voice disorders


  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • The British Laryngological Association (BLA)

Other post held

  • Consultant Speech and Language Therapist (ENT) at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital
  • Principal ENT Speech and Language Therapist, Leeds General Infirmary LTHT

Insurers Mrs Ruth Raven works with

Mrs Ruth Raven works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mrs Ruth Raven does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mrs Ruth Raven does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mrs Ruth Raven does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.