Boots buys digital healthcare company

Written by Peter Walker

Boots UK has acquired Wiggly-Amps, a health technology company which has developed an accessible digital solution that enables patients and their GPs to manage their prescription needs.

Richard Bradley, pharmacy director at Boots UK, said he was looking for ways to make things simpler and quicker for customers and patients. “It’s an exciting time for the future of pharmacy and today’s announcement is just one of the ways we are strengthening the development of our digital healthcare ambitions.”

As part of this deal, all the healthcare-focused products and services previously delivered by Wiggly-Amps will now be wholly owned and delivered by Engage Health Systems and Little Green Button – two new companies which will both be separate entities to Boots UK.

The directors, management team and staff all remain in place and will continue to operate the business from the same offices in North Walsham, Norfolk.

Jon Witte, managing director of Engage Health Systems, commented: “As the market leader, Boots UK have the scale and reputation to make the best use of this software and we look forward to working with Boots UK to help them fulfill their vision of creating an innovative digital healthcare offer and, be the first-choice pharmacy for customers and patients.”