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Being recognised with us

Our terms of recognition set out how we will work with you, what you can expect from us, what we need from you, billing matters and our fee structure

Choose your specialty and apply

To become recognised by AXA PPP healthcare you must first check you satisfy our recognition criteria listed below under your selected specialty; you must also agree to our Terms of Recognition and contractual terms.

If your specialty is not listed, this means we are not currently accepting applications in your area of medicine.

Once you are ready to apply for recognition, please go to the Private Practice Register and confirm you accept our terms by ticking the appropriate box. By doing this, you are also agreeing to the following:

  1. I will inform AXA PPP healthcare in a timely manner of: (i) any current or proposed disciplinary action by any statutory or other regulatory or governing body or by any employer; or (ii) any modification or withdrawal of admitting privileges at any independent hospital;
  2. I have read and agreed to abide by AXA PPP healthcare’s terms of recognition, published fees and specialist agreement (including but not limited to the limit on fees). Please chose your specialty below to view your specific terms and conditions;
  3. I understand that failure to comply with paragraphs (1) and (2) above will result in a failure to be recognised by AXA PPP healthcare or, in the event recognition has been awarded, temporary or permanent withdrawal of recognition by AXA PPP healthcare for benefit purposes;
  4. I understand that, without prejudice to any other right of revocation and in any event, AXA PPP healthcare reserves the right to revoke recognition at any time and in its sole discretion;
  5. All the information given in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Medical acupuncturist

To become a recognised medical acupuncturist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practise
  • be an accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
  • have current professional indemnity insurance for the treatment you provide
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions or restrictions, and that is not subject to any requirements for supervision or further training

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

Anaesthetist

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

  • hold a substantive appointment as a consultant in anaesthetics 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 anaesthetist 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 anaesthetics in the NHS.
  • Has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals.

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

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

Terms of recognition 

Practitioner Agreement 

Apply to become recognised

Dietician

To become a recognised dietician, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

Homeopath

To become a recognised medical homeopath, you must:

  • be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a current licence to practise
  • be registered on the specialist register of the Faculty of Homeopathy
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Orthoptist

To become a recognised orthopist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

Osteopath

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

Terms of recognition

Practitioner Agreement 

Apply to become recognised

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 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

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

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.
  • Has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals.

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

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 practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.
  • Has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals.

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

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.
  • Has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals.

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Psychologist

To become a recognised psychologist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be a member of one of the following:
  • be a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) or;
  • be a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) or;
  • be an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
  • be an accredited member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and;
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Therapist agreement

Apply to become recognised

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, and hold (or have held) a post as a child psychotherapist in the NHS with at least five years’ experience after you qualified.
  • be a fully accredited member of the UKCP
  • be a fully registered member of the BACP

You must also:

  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Therapist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Physiotherapy individuals and clinics

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

Terms of recognition

Practitioner Agreement 

Apply to become recognised

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Speech therapist

To become a recognised speech therapist, you must:

  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions 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.

Terms of recognition

Apply to become recognised

 

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

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.
  • Has practicing privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals.

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 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.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Speciality not listed

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

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