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Bupa is an international healthcare company specialising in health insurance. It also provides a range of healthcare services, and operates nursing and residential care homes in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.


Bupa employs lobbying firm Edelman in the UK. [1]

Conservative Party Conference 2014

During the Conservative Party Conference 2014, the Social Market Foundation held a late night meeting on the future of the NHS. The event was sponsored by private health company Bupa, Tory minister George Freeman was scheduled to speak at the invitation only event[2]. Another speaker at the event was SMF director Nigel Keohane, who has long argued the idea of charges to see a GP and bemoaned the slow pace of NHS privatisation.[3]


Conservative Party MP Nadine Dorries is a former director.


Bupa House
15-19 Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2BA

Url: www.bupa.co.uk | www.bupa.com


See: The Corporate Capture of the NHS


  1. Needs ref dates
  2. Solomon Hughes Private health lobbyists are funding a meeting with a Tory minister Vice, 27 Sep 2014, accessed 2 October 2014
  3. Joana Ramiro NHS activists seize Tories' Millbank HQ The People's Daily Morning Star, 30 September 2014, accessed 2 October 2014