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.”

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

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

We have 15.5 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,300 aged care residents.

We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

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.

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