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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 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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