Our Editorial Policy

About our health and wellbeing content

Our health and wellbeing pages are written and regularly reviewed by appropriately qualified medical experts. With the exception of our guest authors, they’re drawn from various clinical teams within AXA Health where their roles include delivering medical information, wellbeing coaching and other health services, providing thought leadership and helping to drive policy and product and service development, so that supporting better health remains our number one priority.

You can find out more about them and their particular areas of specialism on our Meet our authors page.

The content is based on medical evidence and guidelines available at the time of writing. Its purpose is to help you make informed decisions about your health and wellbeing – and be the best version of yourself you can be – whether you’re an AXA Health customer or not.

It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice given in the context of an individual consultation. Nor should it be used to self-diagnose or recommend a course of treatment. When it comes to you and your family’s health, we recommend you speak to a doctor or other appropriately qualified medical professional who’ll be able to give you advice and, if appropriate, recommend treatment, tailored to your particular circumstances.

Please also be aware that the inclusion of information on a particular health topic or condition in our health and wellbeing pages does not indicate its eligibility for treatment under the terms of our healthcare plans. Healthcare cover is generally designed to cover you for the treatment of new medical conditions that begin after you take out a plan. It’s important to always check what’s covered and what’s not before purchasing any form of healthcare cover.

And the legal bit…

AXA Health, and companies within the AXA UK Group, together (the “Group”) accept no liability for any loss, damage or personal injury incurred as a consequence of actions taken by any party based on information contained within any article on this website, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law. Nor do we accept responsibility for the content of any external websites linked to within our health and wellbeing pages, visits to which are undertaken entirely at your own risk. The Group makes no representations whatsoever, either express or implied, regarding the accuracy or fitness for purpose of the information provided by the expert or included on the website.