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Helping you deliver patient-centred care with the latest news and essential information about key products and developments in store.

Back to school

Autumn is approaching and parents and caregivers will be starting to think about getting their children ready for the new school year. To help you advise on common minor ailments that can affect school children, check out this month's In Practice module, Back to school.

As well as giving advice and product recommendations, we can also support with vaccination services for Chickenpox, Meningitis B and HPV. Click on Back to school services below to find out more.

My Perfect Pharmacy Week

You've all been working really hard on the My Perfect Pharmacy initiative this summer, going through the diagnostic and carrying out your action plans ahead of My Perfect Pharmacy Week. My Perfect Pharmacy Week is happening this month, where our pharmacies will all be meeting and sustaining the standards set out by the initiative. To find out more, click on My Perfect Pharmacy below.

Click the boxes below for product updates and news.

Kendamil Organic
Follow-On Milk

Item code: 19-32-004

Follow-on milk tailored for babies from six months, as part of a varied weaning diet.

  • Kendamil is the only baby milk made in Britain - made with love in the Lake District since 1962
  • Uniquely made with whole milk and natural mammal milk fats
  • Vegetarian, halal and kosher
  • Uniquely palm oil and fish oil free
  • Contains organic 3'-GL (galactosyllactose) for infant immunity1
  • Certified organic by the British Soil Association
  • With omega 3 and 6, vitamins A, C and D, iron, zinc, calcium and GOS (galactooligosaccharides).

Information for healthcare professional use only. See below for the important notice.

The Perspirex Range

Item codes: See

Extra-effective sweat protection for up to five days.

For occasional sweating
Perspirex Comfort

  • Contains a skin care system that provides extra comfort and reduces the risk of irritation
  • Clinically proven to control excessive sweating and odour
  • Extra-effective for two to three days.

For moderate to heavy sweating
Perspirex Original and Perspirex For Men Regular

  • Clinically proven to control excessive sweating and odour
  • Extra-effective for three to five days
  • Active skin care system helps improve skin comfort.

For severe sweating
Perspirex Strong and Perspirex For Men Maximum

  • High-strength formula developed for people whose perspiration interferes with their daily activities
  • Clinically proven to control excessive sweating and odour
  • Extra-effective for up to five days.

Directions for use: Apply at night before going to bed to completely dry, unbroken skin. Wash off in the morning with soap and water. No need to reapply in the morning as results will last even after a shower.

Excilor Nail Fungus
Treatment Ultra

Item code: 84-64-456

Extra strong formulation for persistent mild to moderate fungal nail infection.

  • The TransActive+ technology ensures complete penetration for up to 24 hours
  • Apply once per day
  • No filing needed
  • Immediate smoother and brighter effect
  • For full directions for use, see product pack and leaflet
  • People with diabetes should consult their doctor when starting to use this product.

Medical Device - Oystershell NV, Nijverheidsweg 10, 9820 MERELBEKE, Belgium. Distributed by VEMEDIA.

Boots Digital Thermometer
with Flexi Tip

Item code: 83-65-873

Digital thermometer with a flexible tip for greater comfort.

  • Results from 10 seconds
  • Fever alarm and indicator
  • Back light for easy reading
  • Includes a hygienic case for storage and travel
  • Large, easy to read digital display Waterproof.

Customers can get a free Boots Flexi Tip Thermometer when they spend £12 or more on any children's healthcare product until 7 September.*

* Free when customers spend £12 or more on children's healthcare in a single transaction. Subject to availability.
Offer ends 7 September.


Important notice: Breastfeeding is the best way to nourish your baby. Kendamil Follow-On Milk should not be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first six months of life. We recommend that you only use Kendamil Organic Follow-On Milk on the advice of your doctor, pharmacist, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or other healthcare specialist, as part of a mixed diet, based on baby's individual needs. When bottle feeding do not allow prolonged contact of milk feeds with your baby's teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Make sure your baby's teeth are cleaned each night after the last feed.

Reference: 1. Varasteh, S., et al. "Human milk oligosaccharide 3?-galactosyllactose can protect the intestinal barrier to challenges." J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr 68 (2019).


My Perfect Pharmacy is an opportunity to reset our operational standards, making sure everything is running smoothly and efficiently, so you have more time to spend with patients that need care.

The My Perfect Pharmacy initiative has pulled together all the best practice in our stores into one place to give a consistent, sustainable standard across all pharmacies. You've all done a fantastic job working through the diagnostic and creating and delivering your action plans over the last month.

A key way to help keep your teams engaged is to focus on the 'why'. Why follow the guidance for stock management? Why should the dispensary be clutter-free? Having an efficient pharmacy will benefit teams and the business as a whole. It also provides a great platform for further growth in items and services. Encourage the team to think about the patients behind the operational processes and how this will benefit them.

Now we've reached August, your action plans will be signed off by your Area Manager and it's time for My Perfect Pharmacy Week. By My Perfect Pharmacy Week, all our pharmacies will be meeting and sustaining the standards set out by the initiative - which is definitely cause for celebration. Share your pictures on Yammer using #MyPerfectPharmacy so we can celebrate your achievements.

Through your effort and commitment to working on your My Perfect Pharmacy action plans, all our pharmacies will be operationally sound and perfectly set up to deliver future initiatives, such as the flu vaccination service.

For more information on My Perfect Pharmacy, visit the My Perfect Pharmacy hub on BootsLive or Pharmacy Unscripted, where you can find videos featuring our stores and regional teams sharing their stories.


  • Complete the diagnostic
  • Create your store's action plan
  • Deliver your action plan using the guidance available on BootsLive
  • Action plan signed off
  • Store leaders establish processes to maintain standards
  • My Perfect Pharmacy Week


The new term is fast approaching, and whether your customers are getting ready to go back to primary school or university, we can support them with vaccination services for Chickenpox, HPV and Meningitis B.

Chickenpox Vaccination Service
Chickenpox can affect all ages, but it's most commonly caught in childhood. Symptoms generally get worse with age, often requiring time off from school or work. This service helps to offer protection against the chickenpox virus.*†

Eligibility criteria:

  • Adults and children aged between one and 65 years at the time of the first vaccination. It's suitable for a wide age range, but the biggest uptake is often for nursery and school aged children
  • Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, anyone with a weakened immune system, anyone who has had an allergic reaction to any previous vaccination, or anyone who has received the MMR vaccine in the previous four weeks.

HPV Vaccination Service

Helps to protect against cervical cancer, genital warts and some other types of cancers. This service is ideal for people who wish to get vaccinated against HPV, but are outside the age range of the NHS programme.* The greatest uptake of the HPV Vaccination Service is often from international students, so preparing for this service is key in university store locations.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Men and women aged 12 to 44 years inclusive at the time of the first vaccination.

Meningitis B Vaccination Service

Meningitis is most common in children, teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 24 years. That's because these groups tend to socialise more at school and university, which leads to the spreading of bacteria. Fortunately, getting vaccinated against the main strains of meningitis is the best way to help prevent the illness.*

Eligibility criteria:

  • Adults and children aged two years and over.

Key actions

  • Make sure you are ready for the increased demand by having your appointment booking diary ready and gathering all the materials you need to deliver the services, e.g. customer information leaflets and/or customer record forms
  • If your store doesn't offer one or all of these services, use the store locator on to identify local stores that do, so you can signpost customers. You can also assist with booking their appointment, where possible
  • You can request to offer one or all of these services by contacting the Pharmacy Service Centre team at
  • Lots of services are also available online with Boots Online Doctor; you can signpost customers in store to if they need a service that can be conveniently accessed online.

For more information on the HPV and Meningitis B vaccination services, go to and check out the Back to uni video in the 'Meet our Pharmacists' video series.

* Available in selected stores. Subject to specially-trained pharmacist and stock availability. Eligibility criteria and charges apply.
Note that the chickenpox vaccination is not routinely available from the NHS.
Customers should talk to their GP about the vaccination if their child is under 24 months.