About us

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

We have 29m customers in 190 countries. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose.

We employ almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

We began operations in 1947 in the UK, when 17 provident associations joined together to form Bupa with the purpose of “preventing, relieving and curing sickness and ill health of every kind”. Our history goes back even earlier in Australia where our business was founded in the 1930s to provide a solution for people who could not afford doctors’ fees.

Our business is managed in five Market Units.

You can download our Corporate Brochure to find out more about our business and what we do in each of our markets.

Download the 2014-15 Corporate Brochure (pdf, 16 MB)

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