Private practice

Find out about setting up and maintaining a private practice, CQC registration, and BUPA and AXA PPP recognition.

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Setting up in private practice

Setting up in private practice - overview

Practical advice for doctors looking to set up in private medical practice, including the rules that govern how to minimise the risk of conflict between private practice and NHS commitments. BMA guidance

Setting up as a private GP

Looking to set up in private practice as a private GP? Our guidance includes information on regulations, business models and patient agreements. BMA guidance

Working in private practice

Working in private practice - overview

Find out more about maintaining a private practice and read our guidance on recognition with private medical insurers. BMA guidance

Consultants and private practice

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of consultants working in private practice, and issues relating to conflicts of interest. BMA guidance

SAS doctors and private practice

Find out about the rights and responsibilities of SAS doctors considering or undertaking private practice, both in the NHS and in private settings. BMA guidance

Employment advice for private practitioners

For information on employing staff in private practice, BMA members can use the employment advisory service. Find out more about what this covers. BMA service

Private practice and GP contracts

Private practice and GP contracts

Private practice is significantly restricted for GMS and PMS contractors. Find out more about those restrictions as well as information about private referrals and private prescribing. BMA guidance

Competition and markets authority

The CMA and private practice

Find out about the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into the UK’s private healthcare market and what powers the CMA has when guarding against adverse effects on competition. BMA guidance

Private medical insurance

Buying private medical insurance

The questions patients need to ask private medical insurance providers before making an informed decision. BMA guidance
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