One of our founding beliefs at Circle is that by providing information on our clinical results, our patients and their GPs will be able to make a more informed choice about coming to Circle Bath for treatment. Everything we measure we publish on our website for all to see.

Care Quality Commission

Circle Bath is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to deliver the regulated activities of treatment of disease, disorder or injury, surgical procedures, diagnostic and screening procedures. We are required to comply with the high standards they set for quality and safety in hospitals.


Our current CQC rating is "Good". Read the latest inspection reports.

Unplanned returns to theatre

An operation, however minor, is a serious event and we understand that this can make our patients feel nervous. However, we work hard to ensure all our patients receive the best possible outcome first time round. Consequently unplanned returns to our own theatres within 28 days of surgery are measured on a monthly basis. During 2014, CircleBath has had 19 unplanned returns to theatre out of 6,263 patients treated in theatres.

Bloodstream infections

We know our patients are concerned by what they read about healthcare associated infections, like MRSA, which is one of the reasons why we strive to provide the very highest standards of care.

Because of the stringent approach Circle takes to infection prevention and control, in the last 12 months across our hospitals we have had zero reported cases of bloodstream infections for MSSA, MRSAE. Coli and C-Diff.

C.Difficile

C.Difficile is another healthcare associated infection, that causes concern for our Patients. Like MRSA, we take infection control very seriously and you can read more about our infection control policy here.

Circle Bath has had zero cases of healthcare acquired C.difficile since opening in March 2010.

Hip improvement

Hip pain which interferes with your everyday life usually significantly improves after surgery. The Oxford Hip Score has been used in the UK for over 14 years to measure this improvement. The higher the score, the better health result delivered by the surgery.

Circle Bath patients received an average health gain of 20.785 using the Oxford Hip Score" (based on data from April 2011 to March 2012).

Circle Bath is ranked 9th in the UK for Hip Surgery according to patient reported outcome data. As stated by NHS Digital, for the period April 2015 to March 2016.

Knee improvement

Knee pain which interferes with your everyday life usually significantly improves after surgery. The Oxford Knee Score has been used in the UK for over 14 years to measure this improvement. The higher the score, the better health result delivered by the surgery.

Circle Bath patients received an average health gain of 16.404 using the Oxford Knee Score (based on data from April 2011 to March 2012)

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Quality account

We publish our quality account on an annual basis. Read our 2016/17 Quality Account and the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group signed statement.

Circle Bath's quality account shows our commitment to quality for our patients and partners.