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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

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 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 over 2,200 stores and a team of around 51,000 colleagues, of which approximately 5,600 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.

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