Circle hospitals combine clinical excellence with a healing environment and five-star hospitality. Because for our patients, 'good enough' never is. Our mission as an employee co-owned partnership is to run great hospitals dedicated to our patients.
By putting doctors and nurses in charge of our hospitals, and making all employees owners, we empower our people to go the extra mile for our patients. Circle exists because we believe that UK healthcare urgently needs innovation to transform the value offering for patients and taxpayers. In any professional service, value is defined as quality relative to price. In healthcare, quality is defined as clinical outcome plus patient experience.
This equation provides a tool to assess the value of UK healthcare. The conclusion is stark. Over the past decade, the denominator of the equation has tripled, whilst the nominator - patient experience and clinical outcomes - has improved incrementally.
Various studies have shown that entrepreneurial new entrants are the key driver of productivity gains and innovation in any sector. A University of London study on UK manufacturing plants in the 1980s showed that productivity increased as efficient new entrants joined the market and inefficient incumbents lost market share to them. History has shown that wherever disruptive innovations invade mainstream markets, the result is lower cost, higher quality delivery.