General Medical Council gives glowing review to Circle's training


By Paul Manning, Director of UK Hospitals and Medical Director, Circle Health


Today, the General Medical Council is issuing a report into the quality of NHS training in the East Midlands. This time, the GMC included a private provider (Circle Nottingham) in one of its regional reviews. The GMC shared with us a draft of the report and I am pleased to let you know that it is a glowing review.

The findings reflect the huge effort that our consultants, nurses and staff in the hospital have made to training the next generation of doctors and healthcare workers.

The report highlights that:

  • “The learners we met reported a very good level of clinical supervision. They emphasised that consultants and clinical supervisors have more time to supervise and teach at the centre than in other hospitals.”
  • “The medical students and doctors in training we met spoke highly of the level of support and teaching they receive at Circle Treatment Centre”. They found colleagues to be “dedicated and supportive”.
  • The learning environment is safe for patients, and there is an “open culture and there is good encouragement to raise patient safety concerns”.

 Quite simply, the team at Circle Nottingham have done a really great job of making the hospital a vital part of growing an effective NHS workforce in the East Midlands. Everyone involved should be really proud of what they have achieved.




19 July, 2017