Gary Rutherford

Paramedic & SAS Patient Safety Manager

I am the Patient Safety Manager for the Scottish Ambulance Service, and I am also a paramedic. I have a particular interest in human factors and systems thinking related to pre-hospital care, and have edited a book on this topic, which includes a co-authored chapter on patient centred care and shared decision making.
I am also the project lead for the ambulance services’ public health work stream related to drug harm reduction