John Burns

John Burns



John Burns has been Chief Operating Officer for NHS Scotland since July 2021.

Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire and Arran for nine years.

He has worked in several roles across NHS Scotland over the last 38 years, working in Tayside, Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire and Arran. The last 20 years have all been in chief executive roles.

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