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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 NHS Treatment Centre supports Children in Need

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre supports Children in Need

November 15 2019

Visitors to Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre were shocked to be greeted by Belle, from Beauty & the Beast, and an array of superheroes as the team dressed u

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Donate your old children’s books to spread festive joy this Christmas

Donate your old children’s books to spread festive joy this Christmas

November 11 2019

Christmas can be a difficult time for some, especially those who are unable to spend it with their loved ones.Michaela Booth, health in justice’s national lead

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HMP Brinsford wins Nursing Times Award in the Enhancing Patient Dignity category

HMP Brinsford wins Nursing Times Award in the Enhancing Patient Dignity category

November 7 2019

A new scheme at HMP Brinsford helping residents with mental health problems has received a top nursing award for its work helping families create a brighter fut

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Health news

Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits

Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits

November 13 2019

The world’s total meat consumption stands at more than 300 million metric tonnes per year, having risen from seven million in the 1960s.

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