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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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Peninsula joins Plymouth's Plan for Plastics Initiative

Peninsula joins Plymouth's Plan for Plastics Initiative

July 16 2019

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is expanding its green credentials still further by joining Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics. The Plan for Plastics is a city-wi

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Fantastic news for Emerson's Green after good patient report

Fantastic news for Emerson's Green after good patient report

July 16 2019

Excellent feedback from people undergoing joint surgery at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre has seen the centre appear near the top of a table of the 50 high

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Adrian's one day knee replacement

Adrian's one day knee replacement

July 9 2019

A Worksop man has been one of the first to get a new knee and return home on the same day thanks to a team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre who have pioneere

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Health news

Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

July 17 2019

As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.

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