Background to the transfer to Nottingham University Hospitals
We are incredibly proud of our record in successfully running the Treatment Centre over the last 11 years, including our rating of “outstanding” for surgery by the Care Quality Commission.
We believe Circle was best-placed to continue to provide service in the Treatment Centre, but we hope that the high-quality care the Treatment Centre has become known for will continue under NUH.
The Commissioners ran multiple flawed procurements which finally resulted in the award of the contract to NUH. They spent four months remarking the bids after we raised concerns and this delayed the whole handover process.
We have repeatedly offered to carry on services for a short period of time to aid the transition. The commissioners have repeatedly declined our offer. Circle staff have worked tirelessly to complete an accelerated two-month service handover to NUH.
We are grateful to all our doctors and staff over the past 11 years, who have shown such dedication and passion for delivering excellence in the care of patients.