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Boots UK is awarded Accredited Foundation Training Provider Status by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

24 November 2015
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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society  (RPS) has accredited Boots UK Professional Learning and Development as an RPS Foundation Training Provider, recognising the quality of training we offer.

The Boots Foundation programme is primarily aimed at newly qualified pharmacists, but can be used to support the development of pharmacists who are new to the company and those who have returned to practice after a period of absence.

Boots UK believes the professional development of our pharmacists is vital to deliver exceptional, patient-centred care in every Boots store to every patient.

Marc Donovan, Chief Pharmacist at Boots UK comments; “This is fantastic news for all of our pharmacists, who continually seek to develop their capability in order to make a huge difference to people’s lives. To have our training recognised externally in this way supports our ambition of providing complete care to every person and we are privileged to be awarded RPS Accredited Foundation Trainer Provider status. ”

Dr. Catherine Duggan, RPS Director of Professional Development comments: “We are delighted to award Boots UK Professional Learning and Development accreditation status as a Foundation Training Provider. Both the RPS and Boots share the vision to support pharmacists in their early careers to be the best they can be. RPS Foundation Training Provider accreditation recognises the commitment to excellence that Boots Foundation pharmacist training and development meets the highest possible standards.”

In line with existing standards, RPS accredited Foundation training providers are required to undertake a rigorous process of quality assurance and showcase their training and development resources against a set of agreed principles. Accreditation is valid for up to 5 years with annual reviews and developments against recommendations linked to the approval process.

For further information please contact Claire Stuart or telephone the Boots UK press office on 0115 959 5995.


 About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.


*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 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.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024