James qualified as a pharmacist in 2004. He has had a diverse career in the sector and beyond in the wider NHS, including as a pharmacy contractor and Superintendent Pharmacist in Sheffield. James has been involved in local pharmacy representation via LPCs for most of his professional career; first as a governing member and latterly for over 9 years as a Chief Executive Officer. In 2018 James was designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in recognition of the advancement of pharmacy practice.
James is now Director of Contractor & LPC Support at PSNC. His role includes being a member of the PSNC Leadership Team – leading on Contractor/LPC and PSNC partnership, and participating in the PSNC Negotiating Team. He is responsible for maintaining effective networks with contractors and contractor representative groups, including the 70 LPCs in England.
A key part of his role is to work with the Chair and CEO of PSNC to help deliver the future vision for contractor representation and support following the Wright Review. The first phase of this work is to act as a non-voting Secretary to the RSG, ensuring smooth running of the group and implementing RSG decisions.