Boots Macmillan information pharmacists

There are more than 1,900 Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists available in some Boots stores across the UK. 

They are on hand to:

  • talk through some of the concerns you may have
  • help you access more information and support you might need
  • connect you to cancer information services and experts in your local community
  • signpost you to wider Macmillan services.

Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists have also been specially trained to talk to you about the benefits of physical activity and cancer and can help you find information about getting more active.

Finding a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist

Here is how to find your nearest information pharmacist:

  1. Visit the store locator on the Boots website. 
  2. Add your postcode, town or store name and from the ‘Find additional store services’ drop down menu select ‘Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist’. This is listed under ‘Pharmacy services’.
  3. Click the ‘Find’ button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Your nearest stores will be displayed on a map.

You don’t need an appointment to speak with an information pharmacist, you can turn up and talk with them at any time.

When you get to the store, just head for the pharmacy counter. If you are unsure where it is, ask a staff member who will be able to direct you. 

Look out for a sign at the counter telling you if the BMIP is in that day. If you don’t see the sign, ask  someone, or look out for a member of staff wearing a Macmillan badge. 

If you want, you can ask to speak to the information pharmacist in private. They will either take you to a private area, or a consultation room where you can have a chat.

All discussions are confidential and there is no question too big or small.

If you don’t feel comfortable asking for the pharmacist we also have a number of leaflets available at the pharmacy counter that may help in answering some of your questions.

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

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Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are also available in some Boots stores. With training from No.7 and Macmillan specialists, they can provide handy tips on how to manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment – from defining sparse eyebrows and eyelashes to minimising under eye circles.

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