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Mr John Burns

 Mr John Burns

Following the retiral of Dr Wai-yin Hatton in January 2012, John Burns took up the post of Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire & Arran. 

Mr Burns is the former Chief Executive of NHS Dumfries & Galloway, and has also held the position of Director of Health Services. He started his NHS career at Tayside Health Board in 1983 and has held several positions throughout Scotland before taking up the post as Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001.  

Mr Burns has chaired a range of national work programmes including Financial Shared Services, review of Cervical Cytology Laboratory Services and the Implementation Board for the Managed Services Network for Children and Young People's Cancer.

Mr Burns is originally from St Andrews in Fife, and is married with two children.


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