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Claire Nevinson appointed as Boots Superintendent Pharmacist

18 October 2022
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  • Claire will be the first female Superintendent Pharmacist in Boots’ history

Boots has announced the promotion of Claire Nevinson to the role of Superintendent Pharmacist.

Claire has been with Boots for 26 years in a variety of roles, having worked as Deputy Superintendent – Prescribing and Innovation for the past two years.

Marc Donovan will now fully assume his new role as Director of Healthcare Development and Public Affairs. Marc and Claire will both report into Jamie Kerruish, Director of Healthcare.

Jamie Kerruish said: “The Superintendent Pharmacist role is an essential and iconic position within Boots, and I feel very lucky to be able to ask Claire to take it on. Her impressive work as Deputy Superintendent has prepared her brilliantly for her new responsibilities and I have every confidence in her ability to lead our pharmacy team members as community pharmacy plays an ever-greater role in primary care.”

Claire Nevinson said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as Superintendent Pharmacist for Boots and I look forward to the important work that lies ahead. Our pharmacy teams work hard to provide exceptional care to patients every day in their communities and I am incredibly proud to represent them in my new role.”

As Boots Superintendent Pharmacist, Claire is responsible for all matters relating to patient safety and the implementation of the procedures and operations that are both respected across the pharmacy sector and underpin Boots as a provider of expert health care. She also provides professional leadership to all Boots pharmacists and their teams.


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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.

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*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023