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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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Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre 100% hit with patients

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre 100% hit with patients

March 11 2019

We have scored 100% on the national Friends and Family Test

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Andy NcNab loses fight to Catherine Cookson – but it is all for charity (World Book Day 2019)

Andy NcNab loses fight to Catherine Cookson – but it is all for charity (World Book Day 2019)

March 7 2019

The team at St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre are celebrating World Book Day (7th March) by announcing the authors whose titles are in most demand from their charity book trolley – and who have therefore helped to raise £3,000 for local charities.

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Socks and raffle help raise funds for mental health charity

Socks and raffle help raise funds for mental health charity

March 7 2019

The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre have donned their leeriest socks to raise funds for an East Midlands based mental health charity.

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Health news

The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

March 13 2019

13th March is No Smoking Day, and here are the 8 reasons why you should try to quit before having an operation

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