Leadership team

Carly Hiscock

Hospital Director

Carly joined Circle Reading Hospital in July 2012 when the hospital opened. Originally employed as a Management Account, she later moved to Finance Lead for the site, before becoming Hospital Director. Prior to working here, Carly spent ten years in the automotive industry working for Porsche Cars GB.

Peter Hale

Consultant General Surgeon and Clinical Chair

Mr Peter Hale is Consultant General Surgeon and Clinical Chair at Circle Reading Hospital.

He was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1976-1979) and then attended St.Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College (1979-1984). His General Surgical training started at St Thomas' Hospital and then as a Registrar and Senior Registrar on the Guy's Hospital Surgical training scheme. He also was a lecturer at Guys' Hospital Medical School undertaking research into gastric repair mechanisms.

He passed the intercollegiate FRCS in General Surgery in 1995 and was appointed as Consultant Surgeon to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in 1995, a post he held until 2014. He has extensive experience in upper and lower GI surgery, hernia repair and intestinal endoscopy.

Paul Highton

Head of Nursing and AHPs

Paul has worked within nursing since 1995 undertaking his Registered Nurse training at DeMontfort University and the Leicester General Hospital. His experience is mainly within the field of General Surgery and Urology and has also held several educational positions.

Paul remained in the NHS until 2016 with his last two positions being Matron at Guy’s and St Thomas, and then Lead Nurse at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Paul believes passionately that excellent patient care is dependent on positive leadership which he helps to role model and facilitate here at Circle Reading Hospital.

Margaret Myszor

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead

Dr Margaret Myszor is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead at Circle Reading Hospital.

She trained as an undergraduate at the University of Manchester gaining first class honours in Physiology and Medicine (BSc, MB, ChB) and was awarded an MD from the same University. Her postgraduate training was completed in Sheffield, Guy's Hospital, The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and the University of Newcastle where she was a lecturer in Hepatology.

She was a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital from 1990 and also the Director of Medicine and Clinical Lead for Endoscopy. She was a past treasurer for the British Association for the study of the Live (BASL).

Raj Goel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead

Mr Raj Goel is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead at Circle Reading Hospital. 

He has a special interest in lower limb surgery. He graduated from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee in 1987. After doing his house jobs and anatomy demonstratorship in Dundee, he undertook his basic surgical training at Salford Royal Hospital.

He then did his orthopaedic training in the North West orthopaedic training programme with fellowships in Wrightington Hospital.

Mr Raj Goel was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Trafford General Hospital in 2000, which has merged with Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Thomas Mphanza

Consultant Anaesthetist

Thomas studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine in Lusaka, Zambia. After qualifying he did various house jobs in paediatrics, surgery and internal medicine before settling for further training in anaesthesia. The first part of his postgraduate training was in Gloucestershire based mostly at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. He completed his training in the Middle East. Thomas has special interest in intensive care medicine and until this appointment had been working as a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before taking up appointments in the United Kingdom. He was a locum consultant at Hemel Hempstead Hospital and for the last ten years in a substantive post at West Middlesex University Hospital in London.

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Overall rating 24th October 2019