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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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It's ODP Day!

It's ODP Day!

May 14 2020

Charlie Howard, Operating Department Practitioner at Southampton Treatment Centre, got in touch to educate us on today’s ODP Day (14th May). Here she tells us what it means to be an ODP.

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Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

May 1 2020

An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support loc

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Health news

Ideas, tips and hacks for a stress-free picnic

Ideas, tips and hacks for a stress-free picnic

June 5 2020

Whether you’re visiting a secluded field or just spending it in the garden this weekend, we’ve got a few fantastic picnic ideas and hacks that you’ll want to tr

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Keeping active after a hip replacement while at home

Keeping active after a hip replacement while at home

June 2 2020

Lawrence Carmel, Senior Physiotherapist at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, is here to help us keep active, especially those that may have had a recent hip or knee operation and are now spending large amounts of time at home.

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