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Why private health insurance?

  • Access to private hospitals and consultants
  • Fast access to treatment and specialist support
  • A choice of when and where you receive treatment including evenings and weekends. Giving you the flexibility to plan around your schedule and maintain productivity.

Why choose Bupa?

Whatever health means to you, Bupa can help:

  • Direct Access service can help you get referred to a specialist, usually without the need for a GP referral**
  • Talk to Bupa nurses, 24/7 – Call Bupa’s Anytime HealthLine for any health worries, big or small, any time of the day or night
  • Family Mental HealthLine - Get clear advice on how to help your child if you think they're struggling emotionally†
  • Book digital GP appointments, 24/7 – Bupa’s Blua Health app lets you talk to an online doctor by video or phone call – day or night, including weekends and bank holidays††
  • 10% discount on Bupa By You policies*


To get a new quote, call 0808 258 3945^ or head to www.bupa.co.uk/bva 


Bupa terms and conditions

British Veterinary Association introduces Bupa health insurance. Bupa health insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services.


Bupa Blua Health, Anytime HealthLine and Family Mental HealthLine are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.


*Applies to eligible BVA members on quotes for new Bupa By You policies. Discounts will be reviewed on 01/05/2024 and any changes will then apply to renewals and new quotes taken out after that date. Quotes are valid for 14 days. Terms and conditions apply. BVA members with existing Bupa Care policies can call Bupa for more information about the new Bupa By You product.


**Any onward referrals for consultations, tests or treatment are subject to the benefits and exclusions of your cover. For example, if your cover excludes conditions you had before your cover started, we may ask for further information from your GP. Please check your guide and certificate for further details or contact us to check your eligibility.


***Families pay 10% less for a joint policy compared to the price of separate policies for each family member. Cover must include at least one adult and one or more children. Children do not have to live at the same address as the main member. This offer applies to our Bupa By You Comprehensive and Treatment and Care health insurance policies. This offer may change or be unavailable when you renew.

^^ Add more than one child under 20 years old to your policy and you’ll only pay for the eldest child, no matter how many more children you add. Children aged 20 or over cannot receive free cover or count as an ‘eldest child’ for this offer. Cover must include at least two children aged 19 or under. You’ll still receive our 10% family discount if you have free child cover. Children do not have to live at the same address as the main member. This offer may change or be unavailable when you renew.

These offers apply to our Comprehensive and Treatment and Care policies. We may remove or change these offers when you renew. See full terms and conditions.


^ Bupa may record or monitor their calls. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.


†Bupa may record or monitor their calls. Lines open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday via a dedicated helpline. Calls may be recorded and to maintain the quality of our service we may monitor some of our calls, always respecting the confidentiality of the call.


††Customers who live in the Isle of Man do not have access to Bupa Blua Health, but can access GP24, provided by HealthHero.


Insurance documents 


BVA student members receive EMS insurance cover provided by Lloyd & Whyte.

Access your cover documents



Early career vets

BVA graduate members (up to 8 years qualified) receive free personal accident insurance.

Access your cover documents

Contact Lloyd & Whyte

BVA members can take advantage of any of Lloyd & Whyte services and products by calling 01823 250 700 (for General Insurance) or 01823 250 750 (for Financial Services). Alternatively, you can email [email protected]. Make sure you have your BVA membership number to hand.


Financial advice webinars

Lloyd & Whyte terms and conditions
Arranged through Lloyd & Whyte and Lloyd & Whyte (Financial Services) Ltd, Affinity House, Bindon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AA.

Lloyd & Whyte Veterinary Division is a trading style of Lloyd & Whyte Ltd and Lloyd & Whyte (Financial Services) Ltd, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Calls may be recorded for use in quality management, training and customer support.

+ Your home may be possessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. The value of your investment and the income from it may rise as well as fall and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the full amount invested.


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