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Hospital Teams Up with Boots UK for Outpatient Prescription Service

18 September 2015
Feature Healthcare

Collecting outpatient prescriptions from Basildon University Hospital will soon be easier and quicker for patients thanks to a new partnership with Boots UK.

A new outpatient pharmacy managed by Boots UK is set to open at the hospital on Thursday 8 October 2015. Located next to the main outpatient department, the new pharmacy will be open weekdays, 9am-6pm.  At the weekend, outpatient prescriptions can be collected from the hospital pharmacy (where the pharmacy is now), 9.30am–1pm.

Clare Panniker, Chief Executive at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We know that patients can get frustrated about having to wait too long to collect their prescription from our busy pharmacy. This new arrangement with Boots UK will offer them a speedier service and will also allow our hospital pharmacy team to focus on the medication for patients staying in hospital.”

Peter Bainbridge, Director of Pharmacy, Boots UK added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals to help offer their patients the best possible pharmacy service. We are continuously seeking opportunities to provide better healthcare solutions and this partnership not only ensures we are located where customers want and need us most, but also allows us to work together to support patient care in the local community and make a real difference to people’s health and well-being.”

 

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About Boots UK

Boots UK (boots.com), 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 2,511* 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 May 2015 excluding equity method investments

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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.

 

*Figures as of 31 May 2022