With an increased focus on ensuring colleagues and customers feel comfortable and are safe when visiting Boots Opticians, there?s been a few changes to how services, such our routine eye care appointments, are being carried out. Click here to find out what you can expect:
This week is Volunteers Week so we wanted to say an extra special thank you to all of our colleagues who have volunteered as COVID Testers or Testing Supervisors at our drive through test stations across the UK.
Elise Johnson, an Assistant Manager at Boots Opticians with an eye for costume design, has been creating scrubs for healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Elise was about to begin her journey to become a Dispensing Optician but when her start date was delayed, she found herself with both extra time and extra fabric on her hands. Read the full story here:
A message from our team at Boots Opticians & Hearingcare To help protect the health and well-being of our customers and our colleagues in these challenging times, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our Opticians and Hearingcare stores across the UK. A small number of stores will remain open to care for those with essential or emergency eye and hearing care needs. You can view a list of these stores at bootsopticians.com or bootshearingcare.com from Tuesday 24th March. A huge thanks to our team who have worked tirelessly up until this point to keep services open with great care and community spirit. We are constantly monitoring the situation, working with government guidance and the NHS, and we will open our doors again as soon as we can. We look forward to seeing you then.
"The thing I love about working for Boots is how trusted I feel by my manager and the senior management to take what we are doing as a business and turn that into reality in my practice." John began his Boots career seven years ago and is now a Flagship Practice Manager, meaning he leads one of our top 20 Boots Opticians practices. Read more about his journey so far and his aspirations for the future here: https://bit.ly/2ImdK4D #TogetherAtBoots #NationalCareersWeek
"Just seeing them together makes me proud of where I started and where I’m going next!" - Letitia McLaughlin FBDO Nothing beats seeing our colleagues progress and achieve their career goals with us, thanks for sharing your Boots badge collection Letitia! #TogetherAtBoots
Earlier this month we were featured in the 2019 Walgreens Boots Alliance CSR Report, which highlights all of the fantastic initiatives we have across our business to help make a global impact towards a healthy planet. Did you know that since the launch of our contact lens recycling scheme, in partnership with TerraCycle UK and Acuvue, we have recycled more than 8.8 tonnes of contact lens waste?! You can read more from our CSR report at wba.com #TogetherAtBoots
"Being a pre-reg supervisor is not about knowing everything, it’s about being able to guide your student and supporting them to develop their skills to become a good optometrist." Boots Optometrist Vikki shares her experience and advice on becoming a Pre-reg supervisor in a new article with Optometry Today. Read it in full here: https://bit.ly/2S9XOHp #TogetherAtBoots
Last week we held our National Conference in Coventry with colleagues from across the country and what a day it was! Celebrating success, networking with peers, meeting suppliers and of course, looking to the future. #TogetherAtBoots
We want to say a huge thank you to all of our colleagues and customers who helped to raise £1.1 million for the 2019 BBC Children in Need appeal alongside our Boots UK stores, Support Office and warehouse. This year the money raised by Boots will support projects that champion children’s mental wellbeing, encouraging young people to build resilience and confidence.