Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists

Our in-store pharmacists are specially trained to provide cancer information and support in your community, to help you live life as fully as you can.

We're working with Boots so that everyone living with cancer has access to the best information and support in their local communities. By working together, in a place that is every day, reliable and trusted, we'll help you find your best way through.

We are here for you

We have over 2,200 Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists in Boots stores around the UK. They are pharmacists who have been specially trained to:

  • understand the different types of cancer and treatment
  • answer your questions about medication
  • listen to your concerns and provide emotional support
  • guide you to sources of information and support, and connect you to Macmillan services in your local area.

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos

Finding a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist

To find your nearest Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your postcode, town or store name
  3. Click on the ‘Find’ button
  4. Click on ‘Filter by store services’ and tick the ‘Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist’ box. This is listed under ‘Pharmacy services’
  5. Your nearest stores with Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists will be displayed on a map.

When you get to the store, visit the pharmacy counter. If you are unsure where it is, ask a staff member to direct you. You can also look out for staff wearing Macmillan pin badges.

You do not need to book an appointment. You can visit a store to speak with a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist at any time. 

If you would rather speak in private, they can take you to a private area or a consultation room (if one is available). All discussions are confidential and there is no question too big or small.

If you do not feel comfortable asking for a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist, you can find our leaflets in-store (often at the pharmacy counter), which may help to answer your questions.

What to do if you can't find support

Back to Local information and support services

Information and support centres

Our local centres offer free, confidential information and support. If you or a loved one has questions about cancer, we’re here.

Health and wellbeing clinics

The impact of cancer doesn’t stop when treatment ends. With more people than ever surviving after a diagnosis, getting support after treatment is vital.

Cancer environments

Macmillan has been creating healing cancer environments with the NHS and other partners since 1976, and we’re experts at what we do.

The Macmillan Horizon Centre

A calm, friendly and welcoming place offering support so people affected by cancer in Sussex can still live their life.