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Boots and EDF combine power to continue to deliver essential medicine to most vulnerable

08 April 2020
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  • EDF employee volunteers will work with Boots pharmacies to deliver critical medicines to those in need
  • People who are self-isolating or cannot get to their local pharmacy will get prescriptions delivered to their front door

Boots and EDF have joined forces to help local communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by delivering essential prescription medicines to vulnerable patients and to those households in self-isolation.

Around seventy of EDF’s smart and technical field engineers have volunteered to support Boots Pharmacy Delivery and Collection (PDC) scheme, collecting essential supplies from Boots hubs across the country, so that those who are self-isolating or cannot get to their local pharmacy can have the medicines they need delivered to their door. 

Volunteers have been matched to suitable locations to minimise the distance they need to travel and time spent outdoors. They will also be provided with the training and kit necessary to ensure the safe delivery of essential medicines to customers.

Eddie Storr, Head of Supply Chain Pharmacy at Boots UK, said: “These are challenging times and our top priority is to ensure we continue to provide patients across the UK with the important medical supplies they need. We are incredibly grateful to receive this support from EDF and I would personally like to thank their volunteers, and all our incredible colleagues at Boots, who are stepping forward onto the front line to ensure the safe and secure delivery of prescriptions to the most vulnerable.”

Philippe Commaret, Managing Director for Customers at EDF, added: “As we all adapt to a new way of living, we want to do everything possible to help support the most vulnerable in society during this worrying time. By partnering with Boots, we hope we can play our part in ensuring those in isolation can access the vital medical supplies they need.

"We're incredibly proud of the resilience and commitment shown by our whole team during this unprecedented time - from our dedicated engineers who have volunteered to take part in this programme, to those working tirelessly to keep energy running across the country."

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With over 53,000 team members and 2,247 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, Boots serves its customer and patients’ wellbeing for life.

Boots is the UK’s number one beauty destination and largest pharmacy chain providing dispensing and essential healthcare services, and it offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of product offering including its innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin. For over 170 years, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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