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Boots UK wins ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ award at the MVP Awards

06 November 2019
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Boots UK received the ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ category at the Most Valuable Product (MPV) Awards for its Boots Cystitis Test and Treat Service, released in conjunction with smartphone urinalysis company Healthy.io.

Following a successful pilot scheme in London and Sheffield, the Cystitis Test and Treat Service was rolled out to almost 300 stores across the UK earlier this year.

The innovative private service includes a urine self-testing kit and an app, which turns a smartphone camera into a clinical grade analyser (compatible smartphone required), to help customers quickly test for a possible urinary tract infection (UTI) from the comfort of their own homesand receive the right type of treatment for their symptoms.

Asif Aziz, Director of Services and Pharmacy Operations, Jyoti Bakshi, Head of Pharmacy Experience for London and Airports Division at Boots UK and Sarv Khunkhuna from the Healthcare Innovation Platform team, WBA attended the award ceremony, held annually by Training Matters magazine and Pharmacy magazine.

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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer. Its mission is to be the first choice for pharmacy, health and beauty - caring for people, customers and communities everywhere.

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.

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 boots-uk.com.

 

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