Our partnership with Boots

We're working with Boots to help everyone living with cancer find the information and support they need to feel more like themselves again.

COVID-19 update

Macmillan's priority is the health and well-being of people living with cancer, our staff and volunteers. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Boots, to support people living with cancer in the best way possible at this extraordinary time.

Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists

Our Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are in-store, as usual, and can provide advice and support to those who are still able to access stores, whether that is the person living with cancer or someone going on their behalf. 

We’re so proud of all our amazing Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists who are working hard every day to provide people with their prescriptions, listen to worries and concerns about medication, and guide people to other sources of information and support.

Virtual Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist Service

To offer continued cancer support during the pandemic, Boots has made this service available digitally. 

You can book an appointment with a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist who can provide clinical support to follow-up concerns and questions, as well anything to do with the on-going management of the side effects or consequences of treatment.

Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Our Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are in selected Boots stores to offer help and advice in a way that is compliant with the latest Covid-19 safety guidance, and you can also receive support virtually.

We've partnered with No7 to create make-up and skincare video tutorials. You can also book a virtual beauty consultation below.

Virtual Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor Service

No7 has launched a Virtual Beauty Service, to help you feel more like you again. 

You can book a 15-20 minute telephone or video appointment with a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor, who can provide make-up and skincare advice to help you manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Our partnership with Boots

Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than just your health – it can affect the way you think and feel about yourself. 

Our experience in supporting people living with cancer, combined with Boots UK’s expertise of delivering healthcare and beauty information and advice, means we are able to be right there for thousands of people in their local communities, wherever they are in the UK.

We're working with Boots to make sure that everyone, everywhere has access to the best cancer information and support they need in a place that’s every day, familiar, reliable and trusted. 

How our partnership helps

Boots UK has raised over £19.3 million for Macmillan Cancer Support since the partnership began in 2009, thanks to the continuous support of wonderful colleagues and customers.

But it’s the Macmillan-trained volunteers that make our partnership so unique and special. That’s because they really understand the needs of people living with cancer and direct people to the support they need. We provide bespoke training to thousands of Boots UK pharmacists and No7 Beauty Advisors.

  • Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists (BMIPs)
    BMIPs are professional pharmacists employed by Boots who volunteer some of their time in work to support customers affected by cancer. They are trained to understand more about cancer diagnosis, treatment and how cancer affects people. They can also answer questions about medication and guide people to other sources of information and support.
  • Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors (BMBAs)
    BMBAs are No7 Advisors trained by Macmillan and Boots to give face-to-face advice to help people cope with visible side effects. From defining sparse brows and lashes to caring for nails that are suddenly more brittle, they offer lots of tips to help people feel, and look, more like themselves again.

Fundraising that makes a difference

Across the last 10 years, Boots UK colleagues have thrown themselves into a variety of fundraising events, in and out of stores, involving both colleagues and customers. From raffles and lunch-swaps to make-up-athons and pamper evenings, Boots UK are dedicated to raising vital funds to support Macmillan to be right there for people living with cancer.  

Boots UK colleagues regularly take part in challenge events, including Macmillan’s Mighty Hike series, the London Marathon, and events they have created themselves, such as cycling 170 miles across the UK. We are currently planning an overseas trek across the Great Wall of China with over 50 Boots colleagues.

Through the valuable support of Boots colleagues in stores, and in offices, the partnership has raised an incredible £19.3 million in the last 10 years, with many more colleagues and customers getting involved in fundraising every month. 

No7 partnership

No7 have pledged to raise £1 million for Macmillan through a variety of activities, from a series of events in stores, to the limited edition ‘You Got This’ make up bag, available later this year and with all profits coming to Macmillan. 

Our partnership aims to raise awareness of the Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor role and highlight the support available in store. Together we are committed to ensuring customers are empowered to access the local support they need. 

For more information on the partnership, visit the Boots website.

How Boots are helping during COVID-19

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Boots, which is supporting the national efforts against COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 testing
    Boots are supporting the community, the NHS and the government to set up and resource new drive-through testing stations for COVID-19.
  • Staff workforce
    Boots are serving their patients and customers to the best of their ability by redeploying many of their staff into different vital roles, pulling together to support each other and playing their part to help in this time of need.
  • #PrescribeKindness campaign
    Boots customers and staff members have been sharing messages of kindness across social media. These supportive messages are going a long way at this challenging time for those colleagues in store, including our wonderful Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists, as they serve their local communities.