Certificate of compliance

Bupa health information

is in compliance with the HONcode

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8 Years

Certificate validity 17 May 2016 - May 2017

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

24 Mar 2008

Certificate validity

17 May 2016 - May 2017

Date of last visit:

17 May 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Reviewed by Hemali Bedi, Bupa Health Content Team, June 2015.
Peer reviewed by Professor Graham Stokes.

(07 Jan 2016) - Link

The information contained on this page and in any third party websites referred to on this page is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.

(20 Oct 2015) - Link

We require this information to understand the needs of our visitors and people who contact us in order to provide a better service. In particular, but not limited to, we require it for the following reasons:
internal record keeping and administration
providing and improving our products and services
periodically sending promotional material about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address or other contact details that you have provided
using the information to customise the website according to your interests
responding to requests where we have a legal or regulatory obligation to do so
In addition, depending on how your scheme or service is funded or introduced, we may share information with your employer or an appointed intermediary, as applicable. This is solely for product or service administration purposes. We may also share the financial amounts claimed together with the names of the individuals who have claimed under a scheme funded by your employer if your employer requests this. This might occur, for example, where your employer wishes to discuss with you what other support they can offer you or your family while someone is receiving or recovering from treatment. However, we won’t share the details of your health condition, illness, injury or treatment with your employer without your permission.
The cookies used by Bupa help us to track basic visitor information and to learn about the behaviour of visitors to this website and how they respond to our marketing communications and for research and statistical purposes. The more we learn, the better we are able to provide relevant and interesting content and services.
The cookies that Bupa uses do not collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual. From time to time Bupa may also analyse IP addresses, user agent strings or other anonymous data sources. All data is collected in an anonymous and aggregated form.

(20 Oct 2015) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease quality standard. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), July 2011. www.nice.org.uk
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Health and Safety Executive. www.hse.gov.uk, published October 2012
COPD. BMJ Best Practice. www.bestpractice.bmj.com, published December 2012
Bronchitis. Medscape. www.emedicine.medscape.com, published October 2013
Emphysema. Medscape. www.emedicine.medscape.com, published September 2012
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, published November 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Merck Manuals. www.merckmanuals.com, published June 2013
Laniado-Laborín R. Smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Int J Environ Res Public Health 2009; 6:209–24. doi:10.3390/ijerph6010209

(21 Oct 2015) - Link

Last reviewed April 2015.

(15 Jan 2016) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Bupa's main UK trading companies and their addresses
The British United
Provident Association
England and Wales
Company number 432511
Bupa House, 15-19
Bloomsbury Way, London,

(22 Oct 2015) - Link

Approximately 72% of Bupa’s revenue is from health insurance, with the balance coming from healthcare
provision. This includes our 15 hospitals, 318 clinics, 445 care homes and 32 retirement villages, 426 dental
centres, and 32 optical outlets.

(20 Oct 2015) - Link

The certified section does not include third party advertisement. This statement applies also to other parts of bupa.co.uk websites.

We do not accept advertising on this page.


(10 Dec 2015) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

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