Dr Payne is a Consultant Cardiologist who started his training in Edinburgh. Following this he travelled to London for a 5-year period of research at University College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital. He returned to Edinburgh to complete his cardiology training and took up his Consultant post in Glasgow in 2010. He now works with the NHS at the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
Dr John Payne remains a practising cardiology consultant and patient safety champion, and joined InterSystems as Physician Executive in 2016 to help healthcare professionals across Scotland fully utilise InterSystems healthcare solutions in support of a new digital health agenda in Scotland.