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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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Barlborough team shortlisted for prestigious national award

Barlborough team shortlisted for prestigious national award

September 13 2019

The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre have been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious healthcare awards in the country for their pioneering work in

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Plymouth bowel cancer evening

Plymouth bowel cancer evening

September 12 2019

Members of the Plymouth and District Bowel Cancer Support Group visited Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre to find out more about family links to bowel cancer, and

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Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’

Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’

September 11 2019

New research from the University of Edinburgh has disproved the perception that pain from hip and knee arthritis is only mildly discomforting and that surgery i

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Health news

 Take time to check your pee – it could save your life

Take time to check your pee – it could save your life

September 18 2019

September is National Urology Awareness Month and a Bristol-based expert is encouraging people to check their pee to potentially save their lives.Ade Adeniyi, c

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