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Hospitals in partnership with Boots UK for Outpatient Prescription Servic

18 February 2016
News Healthcare

Collecting outpatient medicines from The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) 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 March 2016.  Located in the main entrance of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the Boots outpatient pharmacy will open from 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12noon on Saturday. 

Both parties are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition for patients.  The partnership will allow for all patients to receive a pharmacy service from dedicated pharmacy teams, giving the highest care and quality in a growing and challenging NHS.

Jacqui Bowden, Chief Pharmacist at RBCH said: “Teaming up with Boots will ensure that outpatients will have a shorter wait for their medicines to be dispensed.  There will be a range of over the counter medicines and retail products that outpatients, visitors and staff may buy.  This development will allow the hospital team to focus on providing a high quality service for patients on the wards and when they are discharged.”

Peter Bainbridge, Director of Pharmacy, Boots UK added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 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.”


For further information please contact the Boots UK press office on 0115 959 5995 or email




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Boots UK (, 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 2,510* 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.

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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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