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Welcome to the third edition of Your Health, Your Pharmacy, a publication from the National Pharmacy Association that describes 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, plus lifestyle tips for all ages.

We look at how someone becomes a pharmacist and the studies and training they need to go through before they become qualified. There is also an article from a top pharmacist who tells us why he entered the profession and why he thinks it is so great as a career.

We trace the evolution of community pharmacy over the decades and how technology has an ever increasing role in what pharmacies do – and what this could mean in the future.

There are also articles on how you can look after your health and wellbeing – including some tips for staying well in the winter months as well as ways to reduce stress. Plus, this year we had the Olympics and the European football championships – if that has left you feeling sporty, we can point you to some great ways to get fit.

Finally, for something quite different, we feature artist Lucy Sparrow who staged an unusual exhibition earlier this year – she created her own pharmacy with all the items made from felt!

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

Mark Lyonette

Chief Executive

National Pharmacy Association