19 April 2013
Press Mag Media promote CircleReading across Berkshire
Following a railway advertising campaign from sister division Out of Home International in November 2012, Press Mag Media have been appointed to manage a print marketing strategy for Circle.
04 March 2013
DigniCap™ System Chosen for Cancer Patients at CircleBath Hospital
The DigniCap™ System, considered to be the most scientifically-advanced scalp-cooling treatment available for reducing chemotherapy-related hair loss in men and women today, has been chosen by CircleBath Hospital as its preferred hair-loss treatment option for use in its oncology practice.
27 February 2013
New hope for Bath back pain sufferers
CircleBath’s spinal surgeons are now offering back pain sufferers the option of Microdiscectomy Surgery, as a day case procedure with exceptional results
09 February 2013
Circle renews Nottingham contract
Circle is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the preferred bidder to provide services from the Nottingham NHS treatment centre for a further five years.
25 January 2013
Raffle to keep young cyclists safer
Young cyclists will be getting helmets and bike lights, thanks to staff at Reading’s newest hospital.
04 December 2012
CEO Ali Parsa Relinquishes Executive Role - Board Appoints Steve Melton as Interim CEO
Circle Holdings plc (LSE: CIRC), the vehicle which enables financial institutions to invest in Circle Health, the healthcare enterprise co-owned by the largest partnership of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in the UK, announces that Ali Parsa has today stepped down as Chief Executive and that Steve Melton has, on an interim basis, assumed the position of Chief Executive. Ali Parsa will remain on the Board of Circle as Founder and a Non-Executive Director.
20 November 2012
Patient Entertainment Delivered 3 months Ahead of Schedule
Yesterday, the first patients at Hinchingbrooke hospital received brand new bedside entertainment systems as promised in Circle's 16 point plan to transform the hospital. The plan committed to bring bedside entertainment to patients on wards across the hospital in 12 months. A total of 100 systems have been purchased and the first unit was installed in Juniper ward, 3 months ahead of schedule.
19 November 2012
Out Of Home International Promotes Circle Partnership With A Multi-Format Campaign
Out Of Home International has been elected to front a recent marketing campaign for Circle Partnership, arranging adverts in Newbury, Henley, Reading and Maidenhead rail stations. Large-scale graphics will be periodically implemented across the various stations over two months, promoting the newly established CircleReading facility.
01 November 2012
Olympian Katherine Granger Opens CircleReading’s Sports Medicine Unit
On 7th November, Olympic gold medallist Katherine Granger will open the new Sports Medicine Unit at the five-star hospital, CircleReading. The unit is the first of its kind in Berkshire and will treat sports injuries as well as offering injury prevention advice. The event will also be attended by London Irish, CircleReading’s Community Partner
03 August 2012
Circle's 6 months at Hinchingbrooke
It’s now been six months since Circle started running Hinchingbrooke. When we began, 1200 of the 1700 staff came together to create and own a 16 point plan for the hospital’s transformation, where they set the goal to become one of the top ten district general hospitals in the country within 2 years.
31 July 2012
Circle Opens Second New-Build Hospital in Reading
Circle Holdings plc (LSE: CIRC), the vehicle that enables financial institutions to invest in Circle, the healthcare enterprise co-owned by the largest partnership of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in the UK, will open its second new-build hospital tomorrow in the heart of Reading.
28 June 2012
Circle-run Hinchingbrooke Tops First ‘Friends and Family’ Chart
Hinchingbrooke has been rated joint top in inaugural results from the Government’s new ‘friends and family’ patient satisfaction test. Over 22,000 patients from the 46 Acute Hospitals across the east of England and the East and West Midlands were asked at the end of their treatment, “how likely is it that you would recommend this service to friends and family?”
30 April 2012
More Power to Patients in Hinchingbrooke
Today, Hinchingbrooke Hospital published all patient feedback raw and unedited on their website as promised in Circle's 16 point plan to transform the hospital.
28 February 2012
New CEO for Hinchingbrooke
Circle and Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive for Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust, Jim O’Connell. A further announcement on the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer will be made shortly.
08 December 2011
Office of Fair Trading Rule in Circle's Favour
Circle welcomes the OFT's decision to refer the private healthcare market to the Competition Commission following its market study. The OFT's market study was initiated in response to a formal complaint from Circle on the anti-competitive nature of the private healthcare market in September 2010.
11 November 2011
More private sector involvement in NHS management should be welcomed
Source: The Times, 11 November 2011
11 November 2011
Hospital is £40m in the red and a 'clinical basket case'
Huntingdon - The first NHS hospital to be taken over by a private company is a "financial and clinical basket case", Earle Howe, the Health Minister, said yesterday (Martin Barrow writes).
Source: The Times, 11 November 2011
11 November 2011
Ailing hospital becomes first in NHS to fall into private hands
The founder of the first private company to be given the right to deliver a full range of services at an NHS hospital reignited the debate about the use of business in the provision of state services by saying he is "ready to do more" in the health sector
Source: The Guardian, 11 November 2011
10 November 2011
Circle signs historic Hinchingbrooke contract
Circle, the employee co-owned partnership, has today signed a ground-breaking contract to run Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust in Huntingdonshire for ten years.
03 November 2011
An award winning talent for disruption
The Innovator's Prescription is the winner of the Circle Prize for Inspiring Innovation. HSJ talks to its authors
Source: Health Service Journal 3 November 2011
09 October 2011
CircleBath best patient experience guarantee
For the first time ever in the UK, a hospital is guaranteeing patient experience with a money-back scheme. Circle are promising patients who visit their hospital in Bath the best possible experience, and offering to reimburse patients if they are let down.
21 July 2011
Milestone for CircleReading construction
July saw an important milestone - topping out our new hospital in Reading - when the last piece of the roof was installed on site. A small ceremony was held on 21 July to commemorate this achievement and internal construction work will now commence.
14 July 2011
Issue 16 - The Big Society and the Deficit: New Solutions for Healthcare
On Thursday 14th July 2011, ResPublica published a collection of essays which brings together some of the country’s most exciting thinkers to explore the new polices and approaches that will create and deliver the new political settlement.
The publication was formally launched at ResPublica's Summer Reception, attended by Work and Pensions Minister Lord Freud and Communities and Local Government Minister Greg Clark, who have contributed their own original essays to the collection and who have been at the forefront of advocating radical change in the way that the Government embraces welfare reform and localism.
Source: ResPublica, 14th July 2011, by Ali Parsa
19 June 2011
Hospitals do it the John Lewis way
The healthcare supplier Circle bills itself as the acceptable face of the private sector's role in medical treatment, writes Matthew Goodman
Source: The Sunday Times, 19 June 2011
22 June 2011
Bring on the new talent
The past three years of economic debate have been consumed with the crash. It is time to move on. Of course it is vital to understand the root cause of the crisis, but only as a means to chart a new path.
Source: The Times, article by Ali Parsa, 22 June 2011
16 June 2011
The NHS is hopeless at managing itself. Who'll show us how?
Our brilliance at keeping people alive is sending the costs of healthcare shooting through the roof. So why don't we apply our ingenuity to managing healthcare, as well as to inventing treatments?
Source: The Times, 16 June 2011
26 May 2011
Can competition work?
I am in the operating theatre of CircleBath hospital with Jonathon Boulton, one of the surgeons who designed it. There is a huge window, which transforms the environment for staff and patients, and digital screens on which Mr Boulton can beam his operations to medical schools around the world.
Source: The Times, 26 May 2011
24 January 2011
Construction underway at CircleReading
Reading West MP Alok Sharma recently visited the site for the new CircleReading hospital to inspect plans for the five-theatre hospital.
25 November 2010
Circle to run first franchised NHS trust
In an historic move, Circle has been chosen to run the first NHS hospital to be franchised to an employee co-owned partnership - Hinchingbrooke NHS trust in Huntingdon.
14 October 2010
CircleBath Wins Best Building
CircleBath won Best Building in the £3-£50m category at the 2010 British Construction Industry Awards, beating off stiff competition from the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the United Kingdom Supreme Court and 23 Savile Row, Mayfair.
20 September 2010
CircleBath offers wide range NHS services
NHS patients can now choose to be treated at Circle's state-of-the-art hospital, CircleBath, for a wide range of treatments. CircleBath combines award-winning building design with high quality clinical care and five-star hospitality.
14 September 2010
CircleBath Launches Hip Unit
Circle has brought together a group of leading Hip Surgeons from across the South-West region to create a centre of excellence at CircleBath.