Who is Care UK?

Care UK is the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, dedicated to offering free, high-quality care to NHS patients across the country.

 

Our vision

Care UK was founded in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the country’s leading providers of NHS services.

We have achieved this by making sure that patients are at the heart of everything we do. The quality of our healthcare services, dedication of our people and an innovative approach to delivering patient-centred care is what we think sets us apart.

Supporting the NHS

The UK has a long and proud tradition of free and fair access to high quality healthcare services, delivered in part through independent sector providers, like us, who work in close partnership with the NHS.

We run high quality healthcare services on behalf of the NHS to help reduce waiting times and give patients a greater level of choice.

Working with a range of partners enables the NHS to ensure that patients are treated quickly and professionally, in a location and at a time that they choose.

Free, high-quality care

Care UK hospitals, or NHS treatment centres, as they are often called, provide prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment to over 80,000 NHS patients each year. We use the same governance and accountability procedures and standards as the NHS, so patients can rest assured that they will be well looked after.

Our colleagues are passionate about creating an exceptional experience for patients, and we are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of quality and safety. What’s more, because our hospitals don’t deal with emergency cases, the NHS patients who use our services know they’ll get the treatment they were expecting, on the day they were expecting it. The risk of hospital acquired infection is significantly lower too.

That’s why the NHS trusts us to care for you.