About us

Circle Nottingham Hospital - the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre - is an award-winning hospital, which Circle opened in 2008. Over the last decade, Circle Nottingham has a proven track record of delivering outstanding surgery, innovation and efficiency, with top ratings from patients.

Our credo commits us to, above all else, be ‘the agents of our patients’; we aim to exceed your expectations on every visit so that we earn your trust and loyalty. We passionately believe in the caring side of healthcare and strive to continuously improve the quality and the value of care we provide for you.

Our people are our greatest asset and we empower our people to do their best. Everyone who works at Circle Nottingham matters, and our clinical unit structure gives everyone, from the most junior healthcare assistant to the senior clinician, an opportunity to contribute ideas to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.

Pursuing our ambition to be a great healthcare provider is a never-ending process. We embrace innovation and, for Circle, ‘good enough’ never is.

The hospital is rated as “five stars” from over 1,000 reviews on the NHS Choices website (April 2018). Indeed, 99% of patients are “extremely likely” or “likely” to recommend our service to their friends and family. Circle Nottingham is rated “good” overall and “outstanding” for surgery by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our talented, committed and caring team will ensure your stay with us is comfortable.

Circle is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Nottinghamshire in collaboration with health commissioners and providers, as well as local and national politicians.

Circle Nottingham is a member of the Greater Nottingham Transformation Partnership. We are the only independent provider of healthcare services to be a formal partner in a transformation partnership.

We are the only independent provider to undertake teaching and training of doctors, medical students and nursing students. Health Education England and the General Medical Council confirmed that our teaching is of a “high standard”.

Our first priority at Circle Nottingham is to give you the care you need in a timely, safe and effective way. We do this by:

  • Delivering high-quality clinical care, resulting in the best possible outcome from your treatment.
  • Providing you with a patient experience that is comfortable and respectful of your needs and views.
  • Giving you faster access to your outpatient appointment or surgery in a modern, well-equipped facility.
  • Employing highly qualified and trained teams of clinical and support staff to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Our hospital has five operating theatres, three skin surgery theatres, an endoscopy suite and an on-site diagnostics imaging service, including MRI, CT, x-ray and ultrasound. We offer light therapy, PDT, Mohs, foam sclerotherapy, and a number of other specialist treatments which are not generally available at all NHS facilities. We also have an on-site pharmacy.

We have 59 outpatient consulting rooms, 26 day case bays and 16 overnight beds. All of our theatres and treatment rooms are fitted with the latest technology and provide a purpose-designed platform for our clinicians to carry out surgery and outpatient procedures, minimising your patients’ time in hospital.

We aim to exceed your expectations every time so, not only will you find a purpose-designed building build by Circle, equipped with the latest technology, but perhaps more importantly, you will experience a warm welcome and a calming environment. We have long opening hours and run theatres on a Saturday to provide short waiting times and fast access to surgery.

Many of our patient pathways have been designed as one-stop clinics and we aim to undertake all the necessary tests and diagnostics on your initial visit. If you require surgery, your may be pre-assessed on the same day as the decision to treat is made, and will often leave with a date for your operation.

Our treatment centre is conveniently situated on the Queen’s Medical Centre Campus with good road connections situated at the junction of the Nottingham A5614 ring road and the A52. There is plenty of parking, and disabled parking is situated under our building.

A number of bus routes operate via the Queen’s Medical Centre Campus and, for patients living nearer to Nottingham City Hospital Campus, the Medilink buses run every 10 minutes during the day. The treatment centre can be accessed directly from the tram platform via a link bridge. We offer a patient transport service for those who might otherwise have difficulty being treated at our treatment centre. Please contact 0115 970 5800 ext. 10014 to find out more.

Our overnight unit, dedicated to patients requiring inpatient care, is open seven days a week. The unit consists of 16 overnight beds, and all our spacious rooms have en-suite facilities.

We recognise the importance of restful surroundings, and so you will be able to recuperate in one of our comfortable, clean and bright rooms in a relaxed atmosphere, to allow you to go home as soon as possible after your procedure. 

As our care is always patient focused, with your dignity and welfare being paramount, outstanding clinical care will be provided to you by our dedicated specialist nursing teams.

Why choose our Short Stay Unit at Circle Nottingham?

  • State-of-the-art, contemporary accommodation.
  • Reassurance of availability of overnight care if required.
  • A carefully selected specialist nursing team, dedicated to inpatient care.
  • A high-quality menu, where food is locally sourced, freshly prepared and cooked by our on-site chef, Russ Burridge.
  • Our dedicated nursing team are happy to assist you with appropriate choices, both post operatively and when dietary restrictions are necessary.
  • Each bed has its own digital television, provided free of charge, so you don't miss your favourite programmes.
  • Free Wifi internet access. Personal mobile phones can be used in the rooms.
  • A call button to call the dedicated nursing team, located in the bedside handset.
  • Plenty of space to hang up your clothes in your personal wardrobe and a lockable cabinet for your personal medication.
  • Towels are provided throughout your stay.
  • A hairdryer is provided in every room.
  • Individual bedside lighting control.
  • Magazines are available throughout your stay.
  • Friends and relatives are welcome to visit at any reasonable time of the day, subject to medical considerations.
  • Comfortable seating is provided for your friends and relatives.
  • Open seven days a week.

We recognise that when GPs refer patients to see a consultant for a specialist opinion, the patient does not necessarily need to travel to the hospital. We believe that care should be delivered closer to home, at the convenience of the patient, not the other way round, and only if necessary, either for further tests or treatment will they need to visit the hospital. Circle community clinics are available at the following locations:

Nottingham Road Clinic
195 Nottingham Road
NG18 4AA

Peacock Healthcare
428 Carlton Hill

Lister House Surgery
207 St Thomas Road
DE23 8RJ

Willington Surgery
Kingfisher Lane (off Repton Lane)
DE65 6QT

Rosebery Medical Centre
Rosebery Street
LE11 5DX

Blenheim House
70 Nottingham Road
DE21 7NL

Pinfold Surgery
33 Pinfold Gate
LE11 1DQ

Circle Nottingham is committed to teaching and training, both internally and with our colleagues in primary care. We regard the training of the next generation of doctors and allied healthcare professionals as inseparable from our delivery of healthcare services.

Circle Nottingham is an integrated part in training undergraduate and postgraduate doctors, nurses, radiology trainees, and operating department assistants.

We are open for patients from 07:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday. For clinics in demand, we also run services on a Saturday.

Our switchboard operates from 07:30 to 19:00, Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 14:00 on Saturday.

Our pharmacy is open 08.30 to 20.00, Monday to Friday and 08:30 to 16:30 on Saturday.

Our phlebotomy service is open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Our café is open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturday.

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 our NHS Treatment Centre. Everything we measure we publish on our website for all to see.

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 no cases of C-Diff.

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.

During February 2018, Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre had 1 unplanned return to our own theatres.

MRSA 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. Nationally this is measured through the number of MRSA bloodstream infections acquired within healthcare organisations. You can read more about our infection control policies relating to this here.

In the 12 months to February 2018, Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre had zero cases of MRSA bloodstream infections.


C.Difficile is another healthcare associated infection, that causes concern for our patients. Like MRSA, we take C.diff infection very seriously and in the last 8 years have been able report zero C.diff infections.

Quality Account

We publish our quality accounts on an annual basis. You can read our 2017/18 Quality Account here, our 2016/17 Quality Account here, our 2015/2016 Quality Account here and our 2014/2015 Quality Account here.

Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre's quality account shows our commitment to quality for our patients and partners.

The Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre 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.

Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre is compliant with all CQC standards for quality and safety and was rated "good" in the latest inspection. Read the latest report.

 Everything you need to know before your visit, click here.

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0115 970 5800

Circle Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Lister Rd, Nottingham NG7 2FT


Overall rating 8th December 2016