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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. 

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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Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

May 21 2019

The hard-working team at Suffolk NHS 111’s Integrated Urgent Care call centre have dedicated a year to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting a charit

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Sailor set fair following hernia operation

Sailor set fair following hernia operation

May 9 2019

A retired Royal Marine and author calls us "the finest example of the NHS at its very best"

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Treatment centre team praised for dedication by CQC

Treatment centre team praised for dedication by CQC

May 7 2019

The team at North East London Treatment Centre (NELTC) are “positive, knowledgeable and passionate about their work” according to the Care Quality Commission (C

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Health news

What causes cataracts?

What causes cataracts?

May 16 2019

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre Teresa Anthony explained: “Most cataracts form as part of the natural ageing process.

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