Chief Executive, Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (LPCs)
James joined Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex in February 2018, becoming its first Chief Executive. A Pharmacist with a wealth of experience, he is responsible and accountable for all operational and strategic aspects of the organisation. He works closely with the Officers and members of East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey Local Pharmaceutical Committees to represent and support over 550 pharmacies across Surrey and Sussex to the NHS and local authorities. Prior to this, James was Superintendent Pharmacist and a co-owner at Wicker Pharmacy in Sheffield, one of the UK’s leading independent pharmacies. He pioneered the use of NHS Summary Care Records in Community Pharmacies, in addition to developing a number of innovative patient centred initiative that are now widely used across the NHS. James has also worked in a number of large acute NHS Trusts, latterly transforming Outpatient Pharmacy Services as Managing Director of a social enterprise start-up company. James qualified as a Pharmacist in 2004 after completing his undergraduate studies at Aston University in Birmingham. During his pre-registration year he was President of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association – the official students’ organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. More recently, James was a board member of the National Pharmacy Association and a Trustee of the Health Education Foundation.