Pharmacy chains, including Boots, have stepped in to offer roles to pharmacy staff affected by the news that Lloydspharmacy is to withdraw from its Sainsbury’s in-store operations.

Boots has welcomed job applications from LloydsPharmacy staff impacted by the news of closure of all its branches (237) located in Sainsbury’s before the end of 2023.

The company is recruiting for more than 1,500 pharmacy roles nationwide. Vacancies span pharmacy roles at all levels – from Pharmacy Advisors (Dispensers) and Trainee Pharmacists to experienced Pharmacists looking to develop their careers.

There are over 2,200 Boots stores across the UK and 85% of the population live within 10 minutes of a Boots store.