The chairman of Care UK is John Nash. He is a private equity tycoon and Tory party donor, having donated £21-thousand to Andrew Lansley's office in 2009 and £300-thousand to the Tory party. Nash was subsequently awarded a life peerage.
Care UK make most (about 96 percent) of their income from privatised NHS contracts (worth £400-million a year in 2009).
In May 2014 Care UK pulled out half way through its contract to run Grainger GP Practice in Newcastle after local campaigners complained about the quality of health care provision. Care UK said they were
reviewing their business strategy.
NHS For Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception - Dr Jackie Davis et al.
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- A private company is exiting a Newcastle GP practice early - Chronicle Live
- Care UK Factsheet, May 2012 - Corporate Watch
- Firms Running NHS Care Services Avoiding Millions in Tax - Corporate Watch
- An Unhealthy Business: Major Healthcare Companies Use Tax Havens to Avoid Millions in UK Tax - Corporate Watch