Jane Rutt-Howard

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA119

+44 (0) 1772 89 5557


Having worked in the School of Health (or equivalent) for the previous 10 years, in February 2016, Jane joined the School of Medicine to further develop and deliver the new Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies.

Jane is a member of  the NMC & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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As an experienced Senior Lecturer and having course and module leadership responsibilities for most of the 10 years she has been at UCLan, Jane accepted a post in February 2016, to join the School of Medicine to help further develop and deliver the Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies. This is a new healthcare role within the NHS and thus provides great opportunities for contributing to the nurturing of the role, both regionally and nationally including attendance at both the Faculty of Physician Associate and HEE-NW HEI board meetings. Curriculum development continues within the school providing opportunities for ongoing exciting programmes of which Jane is keen to be involved.

Extra curricula to the work within the SoM, Jane is one of the team of University Orators, attending graduations twice a year.

As an advocate of academic standards and contributing to maintaining high quality courses and university experiences, Jane is a staff representative at the University Academic Board.  


Nuttall, D. & Rutt-Howard, J. (Eds) (2016) The Textbook Of Non Medical Prescribing (2nd ed.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rutt-Howard, J (2016) Effective Consultation, in above

Rutt-Howard, J (2016) Clinical Skills, in above.

Teaching Activities

Research activities

Interest includes the role of the Physician Associate with the NHS and the collaboration and integration of the same within existing NHS roles.

Advanced Practice

Medical Educational 

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Course Leadership: Integrated Masters in Physician Associate Studies

Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies (Curriculum responsibilities: prescribing, communication skills, professional issues, study skills)

Module Leadership: UM4600 Professional Placement (Physician Associate studies).

External Affiliations and Roles

External Examiner – CPD modules, including Advanced Assessment Skills (Adult) at undergraduate and post graduate level, King’s College London (extended contract)