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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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GP praises Peninsula Treatment Centre

GP praises Peninsula Treatment Centre

February 21 2020

When Dr Susanne Charlton a GP at Port View Surgery, needed treatment for trigger thumb and a carpal tunnel decompression, she turned to Peninsula Treatment

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Imaging first for sonographer James

Imaging first for sonographer James

February 21 2020

James Harris is a sonographer at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre who has become one of a handful of sonographers around the country to become qualified in ultra

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

February 19 2020

If you have travelled to or transited via mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, you must not

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Health news

What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

February 19 2020

Sinusitis is when your nasal passages becomes inflamed, usually due to an infection caused after a flu or cold.During a cold, you produce mucus that protects yo

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