Bupa and The Patients Association have announced a three-year partnership to help improve access to information for patients and increase patient involvement in decision-making about their healthcare.
The Patients Association captures stories about Healthcare from thousands of patients, family members and carers every year. This knowledge is then used to campaign for real improvements to health and social care services across the UK.
In addition, it provides a helpline offering information and support for patients as they navigate the healthcare service.
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Managing Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing UK, said: "Like the Patients Association, we believe that patients should have access to accurate, impartial information about their treatment options and be empowered to make informed choices about their healthcare.
"To help achieve this we are pleased to support the Patients Association's work in speaking up on behalf of patients."
Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, added: "The Patients Association is fiercely committed to securing better treatment, conditions and choice for all patients within the Health and Social Care system.
"The support of Bupa will assist us in our primary objective, which is to listen to patients and speak up for the change that they feel is needed."