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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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Special patient leaves Peninsula laden with gifts

Special patient leaves Peninsula laden with gifts

July 2 2020

When patients are discharged from hospital they can expect to take home with them all sorts of advice and the equipment they need.

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Acclaimed artist gifts Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre with picture – thanks to Stanley’s Stone Snake

Acclaimed artist gifts Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre with picture – thanks to Stanley’s Stone Snake

June 8 2020

Acclaimed Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough has presented Barlborough Treatment Centre with one of his pictures after learning about the centre through Stanley’s

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How to spread kindness during lockdown

How to spread kindness during lockdown

July 7 2020

You are probably already spreading kindness in one way or another without even realising it, but if you are looking for ways to actively spread some kindness, then let us share some with you

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Exercising with a disability

Exercising with a disability

July 2 2020

Living with a disability can make it hard to keep fit, and even more so during lockdown.Physical activity isn’t just important for your physical health, but for

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