Colchester-based Care UK celebrates CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating for Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth

Colleagues at Care UK's Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.

Colleagues at Care UK's Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre. - Credit: Archant

Colchester-based Care UK is celebrating after one of its nine NHS treatment centres across the country achieved an overall “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Only the top 3% of hospitals in the country have achieved the top rating and of those providing surgical procedures the rest are all NHS foundation trusts.

Care UK’s Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth, Devon, is the first surgical hospital run by an independent sector provider to achieve the overall “Outstanding” rating.

Jim Easton, health care managing director at Care UK, said: “This is a great outcome for Peninsula and Care UK and my congratulations go to the team for this superb achievement.

“All of our surgical hospitals have received a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC to date, and these rankings include ‘Outstanding’ for theatres and care in some centres too.”

Independent sector treatment centres were introduced by the then Labour government in 2005, to provide NHS patients with a wider choice of where they receive their treatment.

Care UK’s healthcare business also includes GP practices, walk-in centres, out-of-hours GP support and diagnostics facilities while its residential care division operates 110 homes across the country.