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Boots UK announces appointment of new Superintendent Pharmacist

22 January 2013
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Boots UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Steve Banks as Superintendent Pharmacist and Director of Professional Standards. Steve Banks succeeds Paul Bennett who held the position since 2008.
As Boots UK Superintendent Pharmacist, Steve will be responsible for all matters relating to patient safety and the implementation of the procedures and operations that are both respected across the pharmacy sector and underpin Boots UK as a provider of expert health care. He will also provide professional leadership to all Boots UK pharmacists and their teams.
Peter Bainbridge, Director of Pharmacy, Boots UK comments: “I am very pleased to announce that Steve Banks has been appointed as Superintendent Pharmacist and look forward to working with him to ensure we build on Paul’s excellent work and continue to offer the best possible pharmacy service and care to our patients.  Steve has worked for Boots for many years and I’m delighted he has taken on this vitally important role.  I know his breadth of experience within Boots UK, his passion for pharmacy and patient care alongside his great leadership will enable him to be a great Superintendent Pharmacist as we develop our pharmacy operations in the future.”
Steve Banks, Boots UK Superintendent Pharmacist comments: “I am very proud of the difference we make to our customers and patients at Boots UK and the role we play in the profession of pharmacy, so to be asked to undertake the role of Pharmacy Superintendent is a real honour. There is no doubt that we are in a time of great change in our profession and the opportunities and challenges have never been greater. With Boots UK’s full range of healthcare and pharmacy services allied to providing expert care across all channels, we have the chance to inspire, support and enable people to take control of their health.”


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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