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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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Catherine Farr is promoted to head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Catherine Farr is promoted to head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

January 17 2020

Catherine Farr has been promoted to the role of head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre, where she was previously operations an

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New satellite service provides support for Swindon patients

New satellite service provides support for Swindon patients

January 13 2020

The Swindon Outpatient Clinic is a new NHS healthcare service that has been set up to cut down orthopaedic waiting times and support patients to stay in Swindon

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Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre welcomes new Hospital Director

Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre welcomes new Hospital Director

January 13 2020

Andrew Oakerbee has been appointed the new hospital director at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.Andrew has come to Shepton Mallet from their sister hospital Sou

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Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

January 15 2020

In the UK, endoscopies are the most performed gastrointestinal procedure, with around two million procedures performed each year.What is an endoscopy?An endosco

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