From provider to partner
Gamma answers the call for Care UK
Unify Issue 5
When lives can quite literally depend on a phone call, you’d better hope that the phone service being used is the most reliable there is. But for Care UK, largest private sector supplier of NHS 111 urgent cover across a big part of the UK including London, the choice of SIP and hosted telephony provider was a simple one.
Like it or not we all need care at some time. Whether it’s urgent and emergency care, non-urgent primary healthcare or, later on in life, social care in a residential home.
With demand for care rising and budgets under increasing pressure, the UK government relies more and more on the private sector to supplement, and in some cases, take over the job of care provision.
A number of specialist providers bring private sector efficiencies, economies of scale and business know-how to bear. And leading the field is Care UK, the country’s largest independent provider of health and social care.
- The group’s primary care portfolio includes the NHS 111 helpline, GP services, urgent care, health in justice, and out-of-hours care.
- In secondary care it provides hospital services, clinical assessment and treatment, and diagnostic services.
In tandem with its NHS services, Care UK also has a successful residential care business with more than 120 care homes and day clubs across the UK with some 8,000 team members caring for 7,000 people every day.