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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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Don’t let your skin be the reason your operation is cancelled

Don’t let your skin be the reason your operation is cancelled

June 22 2018

We advise patients to avoid cuts, scratches and bites in case they lead to an operation being cancelled

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New season, new look for Wingerworth Bowls Club

New season, new look for Wingerworth Bowls Club

June 20 2018

The members of Wingerworth Bowls Club’s competitive teams will be looking smart this season thanks to a match-funding sponsorship from Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.

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The 'other' arthritis - rheumatoid arthritis

The 'other' arthritis - rheumatoid arthritis

June 18 2018

The week’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week sheds light on a condition which affects around 400,000 people in the UK

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Health news

Eating and drinking before an operation – the facts

Eating and drinking before an operation – the facts

June 15 2018

The cancellation of surgery across the NHS is a much-debated topic. Cancellations can happen for many reasons, but a common cause and one which is completely unavoidable is this – patients ignoring advice to fast before their operation.

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