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Becoming recognised

First choose your specialty from the list below and check that you meet our recognition criteria. Then go to the Private Practice Register and apply for recognition.

If your specialty is not listed, this means we are not currently accepting applications for your specialty 

Choose your specialty and apply

Medical acupuncturist

To become a recognised medical acupuncturist, you must have: 

  • full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC); 
  • be an accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and;
  • who retains current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments they provide and;
  • whose practice is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training and;
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Anaesthetist

To become a recognised anaesthetist, you must be a medical practitioner with current, full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and whose current position is either:

  • a substantive appointment as a consultant in their specialty within the NHS or Armed Forces or,
  • a substantive appointment as a Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor in the medical faculty of a UK University awarding a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, with a concurrent appointment as an Honorary Consultant in that specialty in the NHS or,
  • an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant in their specialty within the NHS and;
  • whose name is currently held on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty which we recognise for benefit under our plans and;
  • whose practice is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training and;
  • who retains current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments they provide and;
  • has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals and;
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Chiropractic individuals

To become a recognised Chiropractor you must meet the following criteria:

  • have a minimum of 1 year full registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and;

  • have a clean record with the GCC and;

  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide and;

  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Dietician

To become a recognised dietician, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and;
  • have a clean record with the HCPC and;
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments they provide and;
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Homeopath

To become a recognised medical homeopath, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and:
  • whose name is currently held on the specialist register of the Faculty of Homeopathy and;
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training and;
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide;
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Musculoskeletal medicine

To become a recognised musculoskeletal medical practitioner, you must:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practise
  • have a UK Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine (Dip MS Med)
  • have practised musculoskeletal medicine for at least one year full time (or two year part time) following your Diploma
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, warnings or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide;
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Orthoptist

To become a recognised orthopist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
  • have a clean record with the HCPC and;
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide;
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Osteopathy individuals

To become a recognised Osteopath you must meet the following criteria:

  • have a minimum of 1 year full registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and;

  • have a clean record with the GOsC and;

  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide and;

  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Pathologist

To become a recognised pathologist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant in pathology in the NHS or Armed Forces
  • hold a substantive appointment as a senior lecturer, reader or professor in the medical faculty of a UK university that is awarding a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and hold an appointment as an honorary consultant pathologist in the NHS
  • be an independent practitioner, working only in a private practice, and be able to show evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant in pathology in the NHS.

You must also:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practise
  • be listed in the GMC’s Specialist Register in a specialty that our plans cover
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions or warnings, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

 

Physician

To become a recognised physician, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant physician within the NHS or Armed Forces
  • hold a substantive appointment as a senior lecturer, reader or professor in the medical faculty of a UK university that is awarding a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and hold a concurrent appointment as an honorary consultant physician in the NHS
  • be an independent practitioner, working only in a private practice, and be able to show evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant physician in the NHS.

You must also:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current license to practice
  • be listed in the GMC’s Specialist Register in a specialty that our plans cover
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, warnings or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • have practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals and;
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Podiatric Surgeon

To become a recognised podiatric surgeon, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • be a Fellow in Surgery of the College of Podiatrists (FC Pod (S))
  • hold a substantive post as a consultant podiatrist or consultant in podiatric surgery in the NHS
  • be on the approved list of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • have a clean record with the HCPC
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • have practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals and;
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Psychiatrist

To become a recognised psychiatrist, you must meet the following criteria:

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS or Armed Forces
  • hold a substantive appointment as a senior lecturer, reader or professor in the medical faculty of a UK university that awards a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and hold an appointment as an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the NHS
  • be an independent practitioner, working only in a private practice, and be able to show evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS.

You must also:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current license to practice
  • be listed in the GMC’s Specialist Register in a specialty that our plans cover
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, warnings or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • have practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals and;
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Psychologist

To become a recognised psychologist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • be a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • have a clean record with the HCPC
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

 

Psychotherapist (child or adult)

To become a recognised psychotherapist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
  • be a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists(ACP), and hold (or have held) a post as a child psychotherapist at Grade A in the NHS with at least five years’ experience after you qualified or
  • be a fully accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or
  • be a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

You must also:

  • have a clean record with their associated regulatory body and 
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Physiotherapy individuals

To become a recognised Physiotherapist you must meet the following criteria:

  • have a minimum of 1 year full registration with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and;

  • have a clean record with the HCPC and;

  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide and;

  • submits all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Radiologist

To become a recognised radiologist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant radiologist within the NHS or Armed Forces
  • hold a substantive appointment as a senior lecturer, reader or professor in the medical faculty of a UK university that awards a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and hold an appointment as an honorary consultant radiologist in the NHS
  • be an independent practitioner, working only in a private practice, and be able to show evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant radiologist in the NHS.

You must also:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practise be listed in the GMC’s Specialist Register in a specialty that our plans cover
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, warnings or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Speech therapist

To become a recognised speech therapist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a clean record with the HCPC
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

 

Sports medicine

To become a recognised sports medicine practitioner, you must:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practice
  • have been awarded a UK MSc or Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • have practised sports and exercise medicine for at least one year full time (or two years part time) following your qualification.
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictionsor warnings, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Surgeon

To become a recognised surgeon, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant surgeon within the NHS or Armed Forces
  • hold a substantive appointment as a senior lecturer, reader or professor in the medical faculty of a UK university that awards a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and have a concurrent appointment as an honorary consultant surgeon in the NHS
  • be an independent practitioner, working only in a private practice, and be able to show evidence of a previously held substantive appointment as a consultant surgeon in the NHS.

You must also:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current license to practice
  • be listed in the GMC’s Specialist Register in a specialty that our plans cover
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, warnings or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • Have practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals and;
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system AXA PPP healthcare recognise

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

Speciality not listed

If your speciality is not listed this means that we are currently not accepting applications.

Group Practice Clinics

Our applications for group practices is currently closed. Please check this site periodically for updates.

You may still apply for individual recognition via the Private Practice Register.

Please visit the Private Practice Register to complete your recognition.

Healthcode Private Practice Register

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