Becoming Bupa recognised

Thank you for your interest in becoming Bupa recognised. Before starting your application, please read the information below.


Before you begin completing your application, you'll find it helpful to gather the following documents together as you'll need to send these to us to complete it. 

  • Proof of your identity, such as your passport or driving licence
  • Medical indemnity/insurance certificate
  • Copy of your enhanced DBS certificate dated within the last three years (Therapists only)

Please also ensure that you complete and send us the following documents when you've completed them:

Returning your documents by secure email

We take protecting your information seriously, so we use a secure email service provided by a company called Egress for all confidential matters. You can quickly and easily set up a free Egress Switch account, which will enable you to share your recognition documents and other information with us securely at no cost. To set up your account or for more information visit: Once you've set up secure email, please send your documents to:

Completion tips

Completing the application will take about 40 minutes, depending on the complexity of your practice.

All compulsory sections are marked with an asterisk *

If you're unable to complete your application in one session click the 'save' button at the bottom of the screen and save the link. You can return to it any time. 

Before you submit your application please check it to ensure it's accurate and complete. You should also read our standard terms as they, along with the information you provide, will form the basis of your contract with us. If you apply for Bupa recognition, we'll take this as confirmation that you agree to these terms.

Once you're happy with the information in your application, click the 'submit' button on the final page to send it to us. You'll receive confirmation on screen that we've received your application. 

To avoid delaying your application, please send your supporting documents to us by secure email immediately after completing this form. There is a checklist at the end of the form to help you ensure that you've gathered all the necessary supporting documents. 

Next steps

We'll review your application and, so long as it meets the criteria, we'll send you a secure email offering you Bupa recognition and explaining the next steps. To finalise your application and accept our offer, you'll need to reply to this email. 

Any questions?

If you've any questions about:

Bupa recognition: please call us on 0345 600 5422 (Option 1). Lines are open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We may record or monitor our calls.

We'll only use the information you send us as part of this process for the purposes of this application and in our ongoing relationship if you become Bupa recognised. The application form explains which information may be shared with Bupa customers on our website and through other media. You can accept or decline this when you complete the application form, and you can update your information at any time after you've completed your application. 

We'll share information that is commercially sensitive with you during this application process and we reserve all copyright. Any discussions between us about this application will also be in commercial confidence.

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Please tick to confirm the type of Bupa recognition you're applying for *


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