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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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Quality Academy to boost patients’ experience at treatment centre

Quality Academy to boost patients’ experience at treatment centre

February 19 2019

A new Quality Academy, set up at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, is set to boost patients’ health and experience of treatment.

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We celebrate catering GOLD!

We celebrate catering GOLD!

February 14 2019

Patients and visitors love our food, and we are delighted to say that we have been awarded the Gold Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark for the fifth year in a row!

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New knee surgery set to benefit patients young and old

New knee surgery set to benefit patients young and old

February 11 2019

Patients suffering from knee conditions that affect many athletes can now have treatment in Ilford rather than having to travel further afield.

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Health news

Practicing mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness

February 19 2019

Mindfulness has been shown to help people with mental and physical health problems, from stress, anxiety and depression to chronic pain, eating disorders a

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