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Former DH director general appointed chair of the CCA

Mr Bacon is currently chair of the DH-owned property company Community Health Partnerships

Former Department of Health and Social Care (DH) director general John Bacon has been appointed chair of the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA).

Mr Bacon, who was also regional director of the NHS in London, joined the CCA – which represents Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Well, Rowlands and Superdrug, as well as the pharmacy arms of Morrisons, Tesco and Asda – last week (November 1), it said.

At the DH he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the NHS in England, and had oversight of finance, capital investment, staff and relations with the private sector.

Mr Bacon has previously chaired both Barts Health NHS Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and is currently chair of the DH-owned property investment company, Community Health Partnerships.

He takes over from Margaret MacRury, superintendent director of Rowlands, who chaired the CCA during its time with Pharmacy Voice.

In a CCA announcement today (November 7), Mr Bacon said he is “delighted” to join as chair.

“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.”

What do you make of the CCA's new appointment?

Chemical Mistry, Information Technology

I wonder how much he is getting paided , am sure he will not come cheap as a DH industry insider with a book full of networking opportunities to keep pushing the CCA agenda and forget whats best for Pharmacy !!



A LOCUM, Community pharmacist

whilst we are working harder for less money this is yet another example of  the 'gravy train'

Mike Hewitson, Superintendent Pharmacist

Interesting appointment, but will he bring home the Bacon? 

Ben Merriman, Community pharmacist

Taxi for Hewitson...

Mike Hewitson, Superintendent Pharmacist

Just ‘meating’ the low expectations of me. 

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