Report comment

Like many others we feel that the conditions imposed by Bupa represent an unacceptable change in the nature of the patient practitioner relationship. Osteopaths will effectively work for Bupa as their bonded agents, using only Bupa approved approaches etc. Alternative and complementary medicine is successful partly because it looks at the individual, and applies a unique solution. A bureaucratic "one size fits all" policy will not serve Bupa's clients, and misunderstands the therapies they so proudly present as available to their clients. We have already withdrawn from the new scheme.