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Welcome to the second edition of Your Health, Your Pharmacy, a publication from the National Pharmacy Association that promotes the vital work of community pharmacies and how they can help you live a healthier life.

This publication is packed with articles about what your local community pharmacy can offer you.

In this issue we look at the great efforts pharmacies have been making to serve their patients during the pandemic. There is also an article showing how pharmacies can help you with medical advice and medicines as well as how pharmacies and the NHS work together to keep you well. We also take a look at the journey that medicines take from development in the laboratory to your pharmacy’s shelves.

One top pharmacist tells us why she entered the profession and why it is so rewarding, especially the relationship she has with her patients. Elsewhere in this publication, young pharmacists tell us why they have chosen pharmacy as a career.

There is advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing. Summer is not far away, and we tell you which medicines can help with summer ailments.

Lockdown has been tough, mentally, for many people and there is a focus on mental health – this includes highlighting the work of some mental health charities. There are also tips on boosting your immune system.

So, as you can see, there is plenty to read. We hope you enjoy this issue.

Mark Lyonette

Chief Executive

National Pharmacy Association