Martin Cheyne appointed chair of NHS 24

Current NHS Ayrshire & Arran chair to take up new role in January 2020

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced Martin Cheyne – chair of NHS Ayrshire & Arran for the past eight years – is to become NHS 24’s new chairperson.

Charged with delivering online and out of hours telephone access to health advice and information, NHS 24’s core unscheduled care service handles around 1.7 million calls each year.

Martin Cheyne has been chair of NHS Ayrshire & Arran for eight years since retiring from a career that saw him hold the post of chair of the court at Glasgow Caledonian University and vice-chair of Lloyds TSB for Scotland.

Due to step down in December from his role leading a health board that includes seven hospitals and over 9,000 staff members in December, Mr Cheyne will take the helm at NHS 24 in January 2020, serving a four-year term.