Claire Gurrie

Hospital Director

Claire originally trained as a Physiotherapist, working initially in the NHS and took a break from work when her children were born. She returned to the Independent sector and spent fourteen years working with BMI first as a Physiotherapist progressing to Physio Manager, OPD Manager and finally, Operations Manager.

Claire joined Ramsay Healthcare as Matron at the Berkshire Independent Hospital in 2012 and became the General Manager in 2014. She is now the Hospital Director at Circle Reading Hospital.

Claire Denneny

Head of Nursing, Rehabilitation & Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s)


Having studied nursing at St Marys Hospital in Paddington, London, Claire gained her nursing experience in vascular, cardiothoracic surgery and critical care. She was a ward manager for cardiothoracic surgery leading the department during the Imperial College NHS Trust merger and transfer of services across hospital sites, and then progressed in her career and became a Matron for cardiology and vascular surgery at Imperial College NHS Trust.

Claire joined Circle Reading in 2012 as the In Patient Lead and was involved with the initial setting up, operation and continuous improvement of the inpatient and day services from day one at of Circle Reading Hospital.

After taking on the duties of interim Lead Nurse, Claire then went on to secure the post of Deputy Lead Nurse and further progressed into the role of head of nursing, rehabilitation and AHP’s for Circle Reading and supports all of the departmental leads in the daily management of their units alongside deputising for the general manager.

Claire is lead for all Clinical Departments, rehabilitation, Governance and Assurance and Housekeeping Services.

Carly Hiscock

Finance Lead

Carly joined CircleReading in July 2012 when the hospital opened. Originally employed as a Management Account, she later moved to Finance Lead for the site. Prior to CircleReading, Carly spent ten years in the automotive industry working for Porsche Cars GB.

Thomas Mphanza

Consultant Anaesthetist

Thomas studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine in Lusaka, Zambia. After qualifying he did various house jobs in paediatrics, surgery and internal medicine before settling for further training in anaesthesia. The first part of his postgraduate training was in Gloucestershire based mostly at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. He completed his training in the Middle East. Thomas has special interest in intensive care medicine and until this appointment had been working as a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before taking up appointments in the United Kingdom. He was a locum consultant at Hemel Hempstead Hospital and for the last ten years in a substantive post at West Middlesex University Hospital in London.