John Burn has been appointed as a non-executive director of NHS England, QuantuMDx said this week.

Burn serves as chief medical officer for the Newcastle, UK-based company, which is developing a series of chip-based tests. He also holds the NHS endowed chair in clinical genetics at Newcastle University.

Burn's position as non-executive director of NHS England will take effect from July 1 for a period of four years.

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