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Boots UK strengthens digital healthcare ambitions with acquisition of Wiggly-Amps Limited

03 January 2019
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Boots UK has announced the acquisition of Wiggly-Amps Limited, a health technology company, which has developed an accessible digital solution that enables patients and their GPs to better manage their prescription needs.

Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and, as the UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, with 2,485* stores across the UK, around 22,000* healthcare providers and 6,500* pharmacists, the acquisition creates an innovative digital healthcare offer to be the first-choice pharmacy for customers and patients.

Richard Bradley, Pharmacy Director at Boots UK, comments: “At Boots UK we are always looking for ways to develop the role of community pharmacy and make things simpler and quicker for our customers and patients. We have a strong history of innovation – responding to meet the evolving needs of our customers, providing new products and services and supporting our colleagues to deliver these."

“It’s an exciting time for the future of pharmacy and today’s announcement is just one of the ways we are strengthening the development of our digital healthcare ambitions.”

Jon Witte, Managing Director of Engage Health Systems Ltd (previously known as Wiggly-Amps), added: “The acquisition of Wiggly-Amps Ltd by Boots UK serves as a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the Wiggly-Amps team in developing innovative software and architecture.

"As the market leader, Boots UK have the scale and reputation to make the best use of this software and we look forward to working with Boots UK to help them fulfil their vision of creating an innovative digital healthcare offer and, be the first-choice pharmacy for customers and patients.

“These are really exciting times for the further development and enhancement of the products and services created by Engage Health Systems Ltd. and Little Green Button Ltd.”

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at boots-uk.com.

*As of Aug. 31, 2020