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Just for interest, here is a copy of the letter to BUPA.

Dear Dr. MacDonald

Re: Invitation to reregister as a BUPA provider

Please note that I will not be accepting BUPA’s offer to reregister. Osteopathy is based on a set of principles, including the need to recognise the unity of the patient. As such, the imposition of a protocol based approach, to the treatment of named conditions, would prevent your members from receiving osteopathic healthcare.

As an osteopath, I could not consider misleading patients by offering to treat them under BUPA’s new terms and conditions.

If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully yours

Andrew Pallas