John Bacon

John Bacon, former head of NHS in London, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA).

Bacon has over 30 years’ experience in NHS financial and general management, where he has held a series of senior posts at a regional level and within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). He served as a Director of Service Delivery in the DHSC from 2003 to 2006, responsible for the performance of the NHS in England, and had oversight of finance, capital investment, education, training and relations with the private sector.

Over the past few years he has chaired two large NHS Trusts and is currently Chair of a DHSC owned property company, Community Health Partnerships.

The outgoing CCA Chair, Margaret MacRury, superintendent director of Rowlands Pharmacy, took on the role on an interim basis during the time of Pharmacy Voice.

Bacon said: “I am delighted to be joining the CCA at this new stage of its development, and thank Margaret for her work in leading the CCA Board through a period of transition.

“With a new strategy and team in place, I look forward to working with the CCA team to help it deliver its vision that everyone, everywhere, should benefit from world class healthcare and wellbeing services provided by their community pharmacy.”