Ruth Paterson

Ruth Paterson

Ruth Paterson



I am registered adult nurse, lecturer, non-medical prescriber with over 10 years experience leading non-medical prescribing programmes. My clinical background is critical care, coronary care and acute medicine. My current roles in the univeristy are programme leader for MSc advanced practice and non-medical prescribing and lead for the development of international post graduate taught programmes.

I have completed funded research funded by the Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) relating to non-medical prescribing.

I am chair of the Scottish Non Medical Prescribing Network the university representative on the Scottish Non-medical prescribing strategic leads group.


Invited Speaker

  • Invited speaker: for Lothian non-medical prescribing conference Continuing professional development prescribing and revalidation
  • Invited speaker - Lothian Non-medical Prescribing Conference Edinburgh Prescribing and Continuing Professional Development
  • Invited speaker - Meeting CPD needs of non-medical prescribers and writing for publication NMAHP National non-medical prescribing conference
  • Invited speaker – Medicines adherence in Hepatitis C. ABBVIE Nurses forum
  • Oral presentation - Non-medical prescribing – a qualitative evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. NET 2014 – Conference for healthcare education
  • Oral presentation - Inter professional competency assessment – The experiences of nurses and designated medical practitioners (DMP) on the non-medical prescribing programme.NET 2014 – Conference for healthcare education
  • Oral presentation – Inter-professional competency assessment – non-medical prescribingEnhancing Nursing Through Educational Research


Fellowships and Awards

  • Prize for Best Poster. Swallow Screening. National Stroke Forum, Harrogate


Conference Activity

  • Member of organising committee – National Non-medical prescribing conference – Scottish Government May 2016


Current Post Grad projects