James Wood

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James Wood

James Wood

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.

In association with


Supported by

  • AIM
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • NHS
  • NHS England
  • National Pharmacy Association - NPA
  • PCPA
  • PSNC
  • Bayer and Bayer
  • Pharmacists Defence Association
  • Cegedimix
  • Day Lewis

Education Partners

  • Day Lewis
  • ECG Training
  • Gama Healthcare
  • GSK
  • NPA
  • NHS
  • Omron
  • Parkinsons
  • PDA
  • PSNC
  • Rx Advisor
  • Real World Analytics
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Scope Group
  • Soar Beyond
  • Velresco
  • Well Pharmacy
  • Solgar
  • Infirst
  • Invatech
  • Numark
  • AIM
  • Cegedim
  • JUUL Labs
  • Seqirus
  • BD
  • msd
  • CPPE
  • HEE
  • Centered Solutions

Sponsored by

  • National Pharmacy Association
  • GSK
  • NHS
  • NHS England
  • CPPE
  • Pfizer
  • Bollore
  • EMIS
  • C+D
  • Numark
  • RB
  • Alphega

Charity Partner

  • Arthritis Research
  • Pharmacist Support
  • Parkinsons
  • Pancreatuc Cancer Action

Official Media Partner


Official Publications

  • Pharmacy Magazine
  • Independent Community Pharmacist
  • Training Matters
  • P3
  • The Pharmacy Network

Digital Media Partner


Natural Education Partner

Natural Pharmacy Business

Media partners

  • Pharmacy Talk
  • Guidelines In Practice
  • Pharmacy In Focus
  • Pharmacy Mentor
  • Pharmacy Business
  • Scottish Pharmacist
  • Pharmdata