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2012 sees the implementation of bespoke training for Boots pharmacists, as well as plans for localised cancer information in store.
This will take Macmillan a step closer to its vision of ensuring everyone, wherever they are in the UK, has access to the best cancer information and support in their community.
Boots pharmacists who volunteer to undertake the training created by Macmillan, will become Boots Macmillan information pharmacists. They will be able to better understand the information needs of people affected by cancer and know how to support the queries they may have.
The training is voluntary, but there are likely to be at least 250 trained pharmacists in Boots stores around the UK by September.
Rowena Howell, Services Lead for the Macmillan and Boots partnership|, comments, ‘We are extremely proud of our partnership with Boots and are delighted to see the implementation of the bespoke training.
'The Boots Macmillan information pharmacists will create a new service to people affected by cancer on the high street, and we hope that through building links with local services, they will complement and support the work Macmillan professionals already do in their communities.’
In the next issue of Mac Voice, we’ll be looking at this role more closely, and how the Boots partnership is delivering other ways of improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
If you have any questions about the partnership, please email Rowena Howell| or call 020 7840 4861.
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