Bupa UK responds to the CMA's provisional findings on private healthcare

10 November 2015

Alex Perry, general manager for Bupa UK Customer has today commented on the Competition and Markets Authority's provisional findings into private healthcare in Central London. He said:


“This is good news for our customers, who have been paying for the lack of competition amongst hospitals in Central London. Divestments by HCA are needed to fix this. In fact the CMA need to go further than they are currently suggesting, and we hope to see stronger solutions on the table as the process continues.

“The private health insurance market is not growing and we need action to deliver better value, quality and transparency for customers, to make private healthcare more affordable for more people. Without this, more strain will be put on an already overloaded NHS.

“We will continue to engage positively with the CMA on behalf of our customers and continue to campaign to improve the quality and affordability of private healthcare.”

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. 

With no shareholders, our customers are our absolute focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We have 16.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare for 10.6m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after around 25,000 aged care residents.

We employ over 80,000 people, principally in Australia, the UK, Spain, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India and the USA.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.
Share this

Contact Bupa Press Office

If you're a journalist and would like to find out more about any of our activity, or request a comment from one of our spokespeople, please contact the Bupa Press Office via one of the below