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Boots UK launches online doctor services

The online services can provide customers with quick access to advice and prescription-only medicine without having to see a GP, through online consultations that can take as little as five minutes to complete

Boots UK has launched an online doctor services for 45 healthcare conditions ranging from skin conditions, sexual health and family planning, weight loss support, diabetes testing and menopause treatments.

The company said its online services can provide customers with “quick access” to advice and prescription-only medicine without having to see a GP, through online consultations that can take as little as five minutes to complete.

The latest offering from Boots comes as patients become more accustomed to remote services and increasingly look online first for their healthcare needs following the pandemic.

Marc Donovan, chief pharmacist at Boots UK, said: “People are increasingly looking online to access healthcare at a time and place that suits them – a trend that has accelerated during the pandemic.

“Our expanding range of private digital healthcare services is integral to the work of our pharmacists in stores, who can dispense the medicines prescribed via our Online Doctor service as well as provide expert healthcare advice in person.”

He added: “We hope that by providing access to both NHS services and private healthcare on the high street or online, we can help to relieve pressure on our NHS.”

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