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About us

We’re experts in care. In fact, we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK.

Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours, prison health services and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities. 

We work with the NHS to take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times.

We assess, diagnose and treat more than one million NHS patients every year, providing services which are free at the point of use. In 2011 our treatment centres ranked first in an independent national rating of the best performing hospitals for both knee and hip replacement operations. What’s more, we have never had a case of hospital acquired MRSA in any of our facilities.

Whatever type of care or treatment you and your family need, we have the professionals and the facilities to give you the very highest quality support, where and when you need it.

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Prison healthcare team picks up top national award for patient safety

Prison healthcare team picks up top national award for patient safety

July 21 2017

Healthcare professionals at HMP Stafford have been praised by judges at the prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards for delivering positive change to the prison community.

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The future is clear for former postmaster

The future is clear for former postmaster

July 13 2017

The haze is clearing for a former postmaster from Ilford, following a successful cataract operation, and with his second eye operation scheduled he is looking forward to a bright future.

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Romford foster carer finds play time more fun following surgery

Romford foster carer finds play time more fun following surgery

July 12 2017

Ten years of pain and limited movement had impacted on the life of one Romford foster carer but, thanks to surgery at North East London NHS Treatment Centre, he is now again able to play and bake pain-free.
 

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Attitudes to medicine on prescription have changed

Attitudes to medicine on prescription have changed

July 24 2017

A survey carried out by local health commissioners has revealed that 96 per cent of people are prepared to purchase medicine for minor conditions from the pharmacy, rather than expect to get it on prescription.

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