Gary Rutherford

Patient Safety Lead

Gary Rutherford is the Patient Safety Lead for the Scottish Ambulance Service. He is a paramedic and his interest in Human Factors originated from crew resource management training and application as a helicopter paramedic in Glasgow. Gary moved into paramedic education and was the programme lead for the DipHE in Paramedic Practice programme in Scotland. In this role, he designed and delivered a university module on human factors in paramedic practice. He is also an honorary educational co-ordinator at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors. He has completed a BSc in Paramedic Practice, gained the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons, and completed post-graduate certificates in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, and Patient Safety & Clinical Human Factors.

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