Trade for prosperity

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

Throughout these pages you will find a variety of articles about what your local community pharmacy can offer you. We introduce all the different members of the pharmacy team and what they do; we highlight the range of services and products that are available in pharmacies, and we talk to the head of the organisation whose job it is to ensure high standards of care are maintained in pharmacies.

There is also advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing. We look at how you make and sustain healthy changes to lifestyle; we outline how your pharmacy can help you if you have diabetes, want to lose weight or stop smoking. Plus, with winter on the way, there is guidance on how to tackle ailments usually associated with the coldest months of the year.

We’ve all been washing our hands more often since the coronavirus pandemic and there is an article with tips for more effective hand hygiene. You can also learn about a national campaign that helps people understand their entitlement for free prescriptions.

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

Mark Lyonette

Chief Executive

National Pharmacy Association