February 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm
This week we are opening up our member only service Health at Hand, to everyone posting a comment on our blog.
In November 2010 the National Pharmacy Association celebrated ‘Ask the pharmacist’ week which focused on the role a pharmacy plays at the heart of communities and as a frontline provider of healthcare.
To celebrate, pharmacists were on hand at local shopping centre’s throughout the country to answer general questions about health and wellbeing, as well as taking part in interviews for magazines and newspapers to help spread the word about the importance of pharmacies.
Want to ask a question?
If you’d like to ask one of our Health at Hand pharmacists a question, all you need to do is submit your question below and one of the pharmacists will respond.
However, please ensure you read the disclaimer below, as the Health at Hand service is intended for information purposes only and not for advice about specific treatments. So for example, you may want to know what possible side affects could be caused by a certain drug or the type of travel vaccinations are available rather than asking questions such as ‘I have high blood pressure, what medication should I be taking?’ which the pharmacists’ will be unable to answer.
Any question submitted and answered by Health at Hand will be published on this blog post and therefore be visable to all our readers.
Answers from our pharmacists have been prepared with specialist knowledge and medical experience and to the best of their knowledge and belief is current at the time of writing. Your doctor will be able to give you advice tailored to your particular treatment needs. Our material should be used for information purposes only. It is not intended to replace qualified medical advice nor should any information provided by the AXA PPP healthcare Health at Hand service be used for self diagnosis or treatment. For treatment and medication you should consult your doctor.
If you do wish to make a claim for treatment, you should, in the usual way, contact your Personal Advisory Team on the telephone number printed on your membership card.
Also if you are a member and would like to speak one of our pharmacists over the phone in confidence, then call 0800 003 004 (pharmacists are available 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm Saturday, 8am – 12pm Sunday) and please make sure you have your membership number to hand.