When our customers need to see a speech and language therapist, we offer them a choice from our specialist 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 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 70,000 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 Speech and Language Therapy Network (PDF, 305kb).
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 which information may be shared with Bupa customers, on our website and through other media.
You have the opportunity to give 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:
your professional qualifications
name and address of your therapy room(s)/practice
the make, model and service date of any equipment you use
a copy of your Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) registration certificate
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 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 is complete. We’re unable to fund any services you provide to Bupa patients before that.