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Osteopathy and Chiropractic Network


When our customers need to see an osteopath or chiropractor, we offer them a choice from our Osteopathy and Chiropractic Network.

If you'd like to join the network, find out more about the benefits it could bring to your practice 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 the profile of your practice 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 around 100,000 visits a week
  • access to our Providers Online website and other online resources to make running your private practice simple and straightforward.

Before you apply

You can apply for Bupa recognition online in three simple steps which should take less than an hour, depending on the complexity of your practice.

Before you apply, take a look at our Questions and Answers page where you can find more information about becoming Bupa recognised.

  • Step one

  • Step two

  • Step three

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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 Osteopathy and Chiropractic Network (PDF, 551KB).


Confidentiality Guidelines

We’ll only use the information 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 which information may be shared with Bupa customers on a Bupa website and through other media.

You have the opportunity to give your permission for this as you complete the application form.

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Gather the documents you need

You’ll find it easier to complete your application if you have the following information to hand:

your professional qualifications

name and address of your therapy room(s)

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

 

Apply online

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 get back to you within five working days, but in busy periods it may take longer.

Your recognition begins on the day you’re added to Bupa’s list of recognised therapists, so please don’t start treating Bupa customers until you’ve received our email confirming that your application is complete. We’re unable to fund any services provided to Bupa patients before that.



Due to the large number of applications we are receiving you may experience delays in processing your application. If you have applied for Bupa recognition please ensure you have sent us your supporting documents and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

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About us

We’re a global health and care company, and our purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives. In the United Kingdom, we offer health insurance and other health and care funding products, including cash plans and pay as you go services. We also run care homes, and retirement and care villages; offer health assessments, physiotherapy and dental treatment at our health and dental centres; and provide care for insured, pay as you go and international patients at our Cromwell Hospital; as well as providing workplace health services. Find out how we can work together to support your patients.


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