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Meet the Boots colleagues testing NHS workers, delivering medicines and essential products to the nation

28 April 2020
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We've never been more proud to introduce some of the key workers from across the country, who are supporting the nation in its time of need, right ‘From the Frontline’.

Optician Amanda Merry is volunteering at Boots UK's NHS COVID-19 testing centre in Nottingham, putting herself on the frontline to ensure NHS staff can return to work safely.

Warehouse engineer Mick Peacock recognised the need to support during this challenging time. He voluntarily postponed his retirement after 50 years working with Boots, to ensure medicines and essential products can continue to be delivered up and down the country.

Pharmacist Angela Chalmers has been working around the clock, splitting her time between a Boots store and a local Doctor’s Surgery, to ensure her local community has the medicines they need to stay safe at home –  even hand-delivering prescriptions during her lunchtime and after work.

These are just some of our colleagues, and the real people across the UK, who are dedicating their time to working on the frontline; supporting key workers, helping families stay at home, and aiding those in need of essential prescriptions and medical care.



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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