Thank you for your interest in joining our Endoscopy Network which runs until 31 January 2025†. The network enables us to offer our customers high quality, good value Endoscopy services.
†Earliest contract end date
You’ll need to:
- Complete the Healthcare Services Agreement and agree to our standard prices for the network.
- Sign the Healthcare Services Agreement that we’ll send to you to confirm the services included in your agreement with us.
Joining the network is a great way to market the services you offer. Hospitals and clinics that are included in the network will have Endoscopy services displayed on their Finder profile (finder.bupa.co.uk). Finder is our online directory of healthcare professionals and services and receives 110,000 visits a week from our customers, GPs and the general public.
Any Bupa recognised hospital or clinic providing Endoscopy services can apply to join the network as long as they have achieved Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation or are registered with the Royal College of Physicians to work towards this.
Yes. If you’ve not already achieved JAG accreditation, we’ll ask you to confirm that you’ve registered with the Royal College of Physicians to work towards this. If you haven’t already registered with the Royal College you can find out more and get in touch with them at www.thejag.org.uk.
The JAG website lists the following statuses:
- Accredited: the service has undergone an accreditation assessment and has been awarded accreditation. Accredited services undergo an annual review to demonstrate that they are maintaining the standards.
- Accredited – level 1: the service meets all the accreditation standards apart from the environment and waiting times. Services have 1 year to meet these standards and move to full accreditation. This applies to services in the Republic of Ireland only.
- Deferred: the service is close to being accredited and has some actions it must take to meet the standards. It has up to 6 months to do this.
- Not awarded: the service has been assessed however wasn’t able to meet the standards. Services are able to undergo another assessment as soon as they self-declare that they meet all the standards.
- Not assessed/ undergoing assessment: the service has never had an assessment or is currently undergoing an assessment.
We renew our network every three years to make sure that we’re offering our customers access to high quality, best value services. The new agreements will run until 31 January 2025.
- H2002 - Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum
- G6500 - Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray
- H2502 - Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy)
- G8082 - Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure)
- H2003 - Therapeutic colonoscopy
- G4430 - Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD)
- G8083 - Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy
- H2503 - Therapeutic flexible sigmoidoscopy
- G8080 - Small bowel capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation)
- G8081 – Upper GI capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation)
Yes. All hospitals and clinics need to have completed a Bupa Core Quality Assessment within the last three years to confirm that they meet the network quality criteria. We’ll be in touch separately if your hospital or clinic needs to complete the assessment.
We’ll email you a link to the Healthcare Services Agreement for Endoscopy services so you can sign it electronically, which means we can renew your contract within two working days. You don’t need any special software and can sign the agreement securely from any computer or device. Or you can use a paper copy if you prefer. Simply print the agreement, sign it, scan it and email†† it back to us at [email protected]
If we’re able to include your hospital(s) or clinic(s) in the network, we’ll countersign the Healthcare Services Agreement and email you a link to it. If we’re unable to include your hospital(s) or clinic(s) in the network, we’ll write to let you know and explain the next steps.
All hospitals and clinics that meet the quality standards, agree to charge standard prices and sign up to our Healthcare Services Agreement for endoscopy services will be included in the network.
The fees for the network are set to give our customers access to quality assured endoscopy services which represent value for money. We’ve reviewed NHS tariffs and self-pay rates where available.
We want to encourage hospitals and clinics to achieve JAG accreditation. This is a similar approach to that taken by the NHS which has set higher tariffs for accredited hospitals and clinics for a number of years.
We’ve reviewed NHS tariffs and self-pay rates, where available, and we’ve set higher fees for therapeutic codes than diagnostic endoscopy codes in line with these.
We’ve set our fees after reviewing the cost of the capsule and all aspects related to its delivery. As capsule endoscopies aren’t included in the JAG assessment, we offer the same rate regardless of whether a hospital or clinic is JAG accredited.
Ways to get in touch…
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