Circle Reading Hospital - Clinical results

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 CircleReading for treatment. Everything we measure we publish on our website for all to see.

Care Quality Commission

Circle Reading 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 30 days of surgery are measured on a monthly basis. In the 12 months up to February 2018, Circle Reading Hospital had 3 unplanned returns to theatre.

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, MRSA, E. Coli and C-Diff.

Read more about our approach to these infections here.


C.Difficile is another healthcare associated infection, that causes concern for our patients. Like MRSA, we take infection control very seriously.

Since opening in August 2012, CircleReading has had zero cases of healthcare acquired C.difficile.

Quality account

We publish our quality account on an annual basis. Read the 2016/17 Quality Account here.

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