Supporting a minor ailment service

Public Affairs Campaigning for Boots plc
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Insight

Boots and the community pharmacy sector was keen for Scotland’s Minor Ailment Service to be extended to a bigger patient base. We set out to place the issue into the election manifestos of all major parties.

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Idea

We arranged 30 meetings for MSPs, including the Public Health Minister, at their local Boots pharmacy, wrote Boots’ first manifesto document and designed an infographic that deftly summarised the issue. We supported Boots in giving evidence to a Cross Party Group, wrote a Parliamentary motion and aligned messaging with other sector organisations.

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Impact

SNP, Labour and Conservative manifestos all mentioned an expanded or enhanced Minor Ailment Service. After the election, the First Minister announced she “will examine a proposal in the Labour manifesto to extend the Minor Ailments Service to make it a universal service” . A pilot project, to expand the service for patients through community pharmacies in Inverclyde, will start soon.

This campaign highlights our combination of excellence in public affairs and healthcare PR.  Our expert team works with leading pharma businesses in Scotland and has unparalleled expertise in bringing stakeholders, business and politicians together.
Ian Coldwell
Chairman

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Keith Geddes

Policy Director
Keith can find a route though the most complex policy or planning scenario in support of clients. His knowledge runs deep, having been at the heart of local government and also successfully championing environmental and social causes. He is a shrewd judge of the well-timed word with the right people for the best result.

Ian Coldwell

Chair
Sadly, we have just announced the death of Ian Coldwell who died on 12 October 2019.  He will be much missed.  You can read the announcement on our news page.