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Rufaro Kausi

Interim Associate Director at NICE

Rufaro Kausi

Rufaro is a health economist and Interim Associate Director for International and Education Services in NICE Advice. She has worked at NICE for the past five years as a Technical Adviser in HTA. She spent a year on secondment from NICE to a Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) funded global health programme called the Better Health Programme where she worked as a Senior Health Systems Strengthening Adviser (to Mexico, Brazil and South Africa).

Before working for NICE, she worked as a Pricing Policy Manager in the Pricing Team for NHS Improvement, which develops the national tariff that sets out the methodology and prices for NHS services. She has also worked in public health, at the UK Department of Health piloting using payment by results (PBR) to commission health services.

For the past 15 years, she has worked in numerous roles in the NHS from commissioning (purchasing) health services, public health, and project management. Rufaro has an MSc in International Health Policy and Health Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), an MSc in Health and Public Leadership from the University of Birmingham, a BSc in Business and IT from the University of Surrey She began her career in the NHS as a Registered General Nurse (RGN).

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