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BUPA's discretionary recognition of treatment

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:447

Psychosexual medicine is no longer recognised for benefit purposes

  1. Raymond E Goodman
  1. Consultant in psychosexual medicine Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD

    EDITOR,—Several years ago I started to work part time in the private sector while holding a sessional consultant post in psychosexual medicine in the then community health service. I applied to BUPA (British United Provident Association), an independent health care company and health insurer, for recognition as a specialist, and after careful scrutiny I was accepted for discretionary recognition on an outpatient basis only. Patients had to be referred from a general …

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