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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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Upminster’s bionic woman praises caring treatment centre team

Upminster’s bionic woman praises caring treatment centre team

March 24 2017

A former line dancing and fitness instructor who has had multiple surgeries to manage the debilitating effects of a bone weakening condition is encouraging people to keep active and to have their surgery at North East London NHS Treatment Centre.

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Sight-saving surgery sees art teacher driving around Australia

Sight-saving surgery sees art teacher driving around Australia

March 17 2017

A woman who was diagnosed with an eye condition that can rob patients of their sight is back teaching arts and craft classes in Crayford following surgery at a Care UK NHS treatment centre.

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Your guide to surviving spring

Your guide to surviving spring

March 15 2017

We’ve created a little guide to help you survive spring with things to do, tips for hay fever sufferers, and new recipes to try that will make the most of the season’s new tastes.

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Health news

Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

March 22 2017

Are you feeling tired all the time? Are you experiencing depression or mood swings?

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