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BUPA Puts Pressure on Physiotherapy

BUPA’s introduction of its recent tender process has caused anger and grave concern amongst private physiotherapists. BUPA is the largest private medical insurer in the UK and has been reviewing orthopaedic services recently, now moving on to the reported inequalities in private physiotherapy services. BUPA’s intentions are stated to be to look at the alleged inequalities in quality, cost and customer service in physiotherapy provision across the country. Six thousand physiotherapists have been effectively requested to enter a price competition to be allocated BUPA patients.

BUPA has asked physiotherapists and practices to complete the online tender process by Friday 24th April, covering information about customer services, quality, the practice and the base prices they can offer. Only if approved will they be granted the status of BUPA Approved Physiotherapy Provider. BUPA stated wish is to provide their customers with proven quality physiotherapy at a fair price and close to where they live. There is also a drive to standardise the length of sessions albeit with consideration of clinical variables and to set sessional benchmark rates. Read more…

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