When our customers need to see a specialist nurse or manual lymphatic drainage therapy (MLD) practitioner, we offer them a choice of Bupa recognised professionals.
If you'd like to join the network, find out more about the benefits it could bring to you and the recognition criteria below.
What we offer you
Bupa recognition can help you build and promote your practice. The benefits include:
- access to a large share of the health insurance market
- raising your profile through your personal page on Finder, our online directory of Bupa recognised healthcare professionals and healthcare services, which is used by our customers, GPs and the public and receives 110,000 visits a week
- access to our Providers Online website and other online resources to make running your private practice simple and straightforward
Please review the terms and conditions
If you apply for Bupa recognition, we’ll take it that you agree to the terms and conditions for joining the Bupa Nurse Specialist or MLD Therapy Network (PDF, 0.2MB).
We'll only use the information that you submit to us as part of this process for the purposes of this application, and in our ongoing relationship in the event that you become Bupa recognised.
We've indicated in the application form what information may be shared with Bupa customers, on our website and through other media.
You have the opportunity to give your permission for this as you complete the application form.
Gather the documents you need
You’ll find it easier to complete your application if you have the following information to hand:
name and address of your therapy room(s)
a copy of your specialist nursing qualification relevant to the specialty in which you are requesting Bupa recognition if you are a specialist nurse
the name, Bupa Provider Number and contact details for two Bupa recognised consultants acting as referees for you
a copy of your enhanced DBS certificate, AccessNI enhanced certificate, Access NI Basic if self employed or Disclosure Scotland enhanced disclosure or Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) record check
a copy of your current indemnity insurance certificate
your photographic proof of identity and completed Proof of Identity form
We’ll send you an on screen message to confirm we’ve received your completed application. Once we’ve received your application and supporting documents, we’ll process them. We aim to get back to you within five working days, but in busy periods it may take longer.
Your recognition begins on the day you are added to Bupa’s list of recognised therapists, so please don’t start treating Bupa customers until you’ve received an email confirming that your application for Bupa recognition is complete. We’re unable to fund any services you provide to Bupa patients before that.
In response to helpful feedback from consultants and therapists, we’re introducing a new digital process which will make applying for Bupa recognition quicker and easier. While we do this, we’re not progressing new applications for a short period. Please check back for further updates as they will be published here. Thank you for your patience.
Ways to get in touch…
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