Individual provider recognition

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, Billing Principles and contractual terms. Our terms of recognition and contractual terms can be found below via the relevant speciality.

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.

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

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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)
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Anaesthetist

To become a recognised anaesthetist, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position that is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant in your 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
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty within the NHS
  • have practising privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Audiologist

To become a recognised audiologist, you must:

  • have full registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • have held a substantive appointment in your specialty with the NHS
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises. 

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Individual chiropractors

To become a recognised chiropractor you must:

  • have a minimum of one year full registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
  • have a clean record with the GCC
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Practitioner Agreement

Apply to become recognised

Dietician

To become a recognised dietician, you must:

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

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Medical Homeopath

To become a recognised medical homeopath, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the specialist register of the Faculty of Homeopathy (FFHom)
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Orthoptist

To become a recognised orthopist, you must:

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

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Osteopath

To become a recognised osteopath, you must:

  • have a minimum of one year full registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
  • have a clean record with the GOsC
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Practitioner Agreement

Apply to become recognised

Pathologist

To become a recognised pathologist, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position that is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant in your 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
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty within the NHS
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Physician

To become a recognised physician, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position which is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant in your 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
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty within the NHS
  • have practising privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Individual physiotherapists

To become a recognised physiotherapist, you must:

  • have a minimum of one year full registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a clean record with the HCPC
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Practitioner Agreement

Apply to become recognised

Podiatric surgeon

To become a recognised podiatric surgeon, you must:

  • have full registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • have a clean record with the HCPC
  • have a Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery (FCPodS)
  • be on the approved list of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • hold a substantive post as a consultant podiatrist or as a consultant in podiatric surgery in the NHS
  • have practising privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Psychiatrist

To become a recognised psychiatrist, you must

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position that is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant in your 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
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty within the NHS
  • have practising privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises. 

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Psychologist

To become a recognised psychologist, you must:

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

Terms of recognition

Therapist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Psychotherapist (child or adult)

To become a recognised psychotherapist, you must:

  • have registered or accredited membership of one of the following regulatory bodies:
    • full accredited membership of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
    • full accredited membership of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
    • full accredited registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
    • full membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), with at least five years post-qualification experience and holding or having held a post at Grade 8A as a child psychotherapist in the NHS 
  • have a clean record with your associated regulatory body
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Therapist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Radiologist

To become a recognised radiologist, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position that is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant in your 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
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty within the NHS
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Speech therapist

To become a recognised speech therapist, you must:

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

Terms of recognition

Practitioner agreement

Apply to become recognised

Sports medicine

To become a recognised sports medicine practitioner, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • have a UK MSc/Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
  • have completed one year full-time or two years part-time practice in sports and exercise medicine, post MSc/Diploma certification.
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plns.
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirement for supervision or further training.
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide.
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised

Surgeon

To become a recognised surgeon, you must:

  • have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in a specialty that we recognise for benefit under our plans
  • have a practice that is not subject to any special conditions, restrictions, warnings or a requirment for supervision or further training
  • hold a current position that is either:
    • a substantive appointment as a consultant surgeon 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 that awards a primary registrable qualification under the Medical Acts, and have a concurrent appointment as an honorary consultant surgeon in the NHS, or
    • as an independent practitioner, working solely in private practice, who can provide evidence of a previously-held substantive appointment as a consultant in your specialty in the NHS
  • have practising privileges at a hospital in our directory of hospitals
  • retain current professional indemnity insurance for the treatments you provide
  • submit all invoices electronically through Healthcode or any other electronic billing system that AXA PPP healthcare recognises.

Terms of recognition

Specialist agreement

Apply to become recognised