UK Sport has selected Bupa as its official health insurance partner through to June 2013.
Having supported the Athlete Medical Scheme (AMS) for nine years, Bupa has formalised its relationship with UK Sport.UK Sport's AMS provides over 1200 of the UK's best athletes with specialist medical treatment, when expertise outside of the day to day medical support is required. This varies from diagnostic tests and MRI scans to surgical procedures.
Liz Nicholl of UK Sport says "Providing medical support to our top athletes is of paramount importance. Early identification, treatment and recovery are all critical in allowing them to compete at the very highest level and prolong their careers."
Private medical insurance news: 7 October 2011