Public appointment: Member appointed to the NHS 24 Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the appointment of Ms Amina Khan as a member of the NHS 24 Board.


Amina Khan recently completed a term as non-executive member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, alongside its Integrated Joint Boards. She served as the Board’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Equality and Diversity Champion, working with stakeholders to strengthen and improve equity of experience and outcomes for patients and staff across services. She built on her prior experience as a Language Interpreter for the NHS and insights gained into the needs and challenges facing minority communities, and has written articles and spoken on the subject at conferences. As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh’s Quality Governance Collaborative, Amina also has a sound understanding of organisational (and particularly medical) governance. She has strong experience of shaping and influencing strategic direction and transformational change and is excited to be joining the NHS 24 Board, as it develops and expands its scope for future service provision. Amina holds a BA (Hons) in English, MTh (Res.) in Theology and Religious Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies


Ms Khan’s appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 December 2023 to 30 November 2027.

The appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £9,030 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms Khan does not hold any other ministerial appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Ms Khan has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS 24 delivers a high quality online and out of hours telephone service providing access to health advice and information at any time across Scotland. Its core unscheduled care service handles successfully about 1.7 million calls out of hours each year, providing clinical advice and care when GP surgeries are closed and people are too ill to wait until they re-open. Working with Health Boards and other partners NHS 24 also provides a range of other health information services to inform and support people in maintaining their health and managing ill health, including NHS Inform which provides the public with a wide range of online services including a health encyclopaedia and local services database.  

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