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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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St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre helps to educate patients about antibiotics

St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre helps to educate patients about antibiotics

November 13 2017

The World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from November 13 to 19 and the team at St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre are giving patients the message that our time with antibiotics is running out.

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Couple take on 400 mile round trip for excellent treatment

Couple take on 400 mile round trip for excellent treatment

November 10 2017

A Suffolk-based couple have taken on regular 400 mile round trips in order to receive their joint surgery at a Care UK hospital, and they’re recommending it to

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World Radiography Day - be a radiographer at Care UK

World Radiography Day - be a radiographer at Care UK

November 8 2017

Today is World Radiography Day and Patricia Lupea, one of our Senior Radiographers, talks about her role and what it's like to be a radiographer at Care UK

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Health news

Does your toothbrush only do half the job?

Does your toothbrush only do half the job?

November 23 2017

A new study into the UK’s tooth brushing habits reveals a disturbing trend of poor oral hygiene habits that are a major contributor to the pressure on NHS budgets.

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