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Boots UK proudly supports the NHS with essential product donation

27 April 2020
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  • Boots UK donates over half a million products to local NHS Trusts, hospitals, care homes and community groups
  •  Donation of over 100,000 toiletries set aside for NHS hospital staff and 5,000 patient recuperation packs

Boots UK today announces plans to further support the critical care the NHS is providing, by delivering donations of essential toiletries for NHS staff working on the frontline and also patient recuperation packs. Donating in excess of half a million products, Boots is working closely with charities, care homes and local NHS Trusts on a daily basis to ensure product is getting to those that need them the most.

The 5,000 recuperation packs will provide patients who have recently come off ventilators at NHS Nightingale hospitals across the UK with toiletries, at a time when they don’t have access to their own. The ready-made patient packs include No7 face creams, Botanics face wipes and Soap & Glory hand creams as well as toothbrushes, toothpastes, wipes and deodorants from suppliers including Simple, Sensodyne, Humble and Soft & Gentle.

Donations to the incredibly hardworking NHS staff will allow them to have easy access to hygiene essentials and vital wash stations between their busy shifts.

Seb James, Managing Director of Boots UK commented, “We want to offer further help at this time of national need and support the efforts of our frontline workers and communities up and down the country. It is our hope that providing essential toiletries to those that need them the most will help them feel just a little bit better.

Boots will continue to be a true friend and partner to the NHS and we are so grateful to the people on the frontline every single day, working tirelessly and selflessly to help others.”

Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity added, “On behalf of everyone at University Hospitals Birmingham I would like to thank Boots for its incredibly generous donation of toiletries. Our NHS superheroes are working hard at this difficult time, and this donation of toiletries will help them to stay refreshed during their shifts caring for our patients across the Trust.”

This is just one part of Boots UK’s ongoing support to the NHS.  As one of the organisation’s key partners, Boots Pharmacists are also now part of the NHS 111 triage service, working together with other healthcare professionals to manage minor ailments and offer pharmacy expertise. This additional support follows the ongoing set-up of Boots COVID-19 drive-through testing sites for NHS workers. Almost 200 Boots colleagues are helping to carry out tests at 10 centres across the UK, with another 10 opening in the coming weeks.

Together with the NHS, Boots is also continuing to help vulnerable patients at this time by delivering their medicines free of charge, supported by the recruitment of 500 new delivery drivers.

About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s largest 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 2,465* stores in the UK, its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. 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 No7, a leading UK skincare brand, Soap and Glory and Liz Earle. Created 170 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves. *As of August 31, 2019 excluding equity method investments


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 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 30 November 2023