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Press & Media: Meet The Independent Pharmacy


The Independent Pharmacy is a UK-based online healthcare provider run by two registered pharmacists. Established in 2013 by our two lead pharmacists Scott McDougall and Andy Boysan, our ethos from day one has been to create a 100% customer-centric online pharmacy.

Our company operates out of Bristol, but has patients across the whole of the UK. We are committed to tackling stigma and poor healthcare up and down the country.

We provide treatment for over 60 medical diseases, disorders, and injuries — with our areas of expertise including (but not limited to):

  • Common skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, acne & rosacea
  • Migraine
  • Hair loss
  • STDs
  • Weight loss
  • Travel health including malaria prevention, travellers’ diarrhoea, & altitude sickness
  • ED
  • Online healthcare & online pharmacy


About The Independent Pharmacy

Scott McDougall and Andy Boysan lead the pharmaceutical team: Scott obtained his degree in pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde, while Andy is a graduate of the University of Bath.

Between them, Scott and Andy have worked for some of the UK’s most successful high street pharmacies. Founding The Independent Pharmacy gave them the opportunity to go fully digital with their own healthcare brand.

While Scott and Andy sit at the head of The Independent Pharmacy, they are supported by a number of skilled prescribers:

  • Dr Don Grant (General Practitioner)
  • Dr Raman Garcha (Doctor)
  • Dr Simon Fielden-Smith (General Practitioner)
  • Chris Newbury (Pharmacist Independent Prescriber)

We’re fully UK regulated and compliant

The Independent Pharmacy value the needs and safety of our customers above all else. We couldn’t operate our business without complete adherence to all UK regulations.

We are currently registered with the following UK regulators:

  • Company registration - 08515600
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Registration No. 1-1135933317
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - Registration No. 1120908
  • Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) - Registration No. C42990


You may have seen us in...

We have been featured in a number of national newspaper publications, including The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Mirror, and The Daily Star, as well as 100s more industry publications and blogs.  We enjoy working closely with the media and press, and love to share healthcare advice and news where we can.


Credit: The Daily Mail 


Credit: The Sun


 Credit: The Daily Star


Media collaboration

The Independent Pharmacy are always open to sharing our expertise with the media.

We’d especially love to help spread the word on healthcare and raise awareness for causes close to our hearts. There are loads of medical conditions that unnecessarily carry stigma, and we want to be part of breaking down those barriers.

We are available for:

  • Expert interviews & quotes
  • Industry commentary
  • Picture exclusives
  • Guest editorial contributions
  • Advertorial features
  • Cross-promotion

We’d love to hear from you, so please…


Get in contact

Press inquiries:


Telephone inquiries:

0333 220 0519

Or by post to our office address:

The Independent Pharmacy, Unit 3 Heston House, 7 - 9 Emery Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5PF



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