About BMI

Welcome to the About Us section of the website.

Here you’ll find information on our history, objectives, corporate structure, ownership and finances.

This page shares some of the key facts and figures about BMI Healthcare and our commitment to excellence in patient care.

BMI Healthcare in numbers


51 hospitals throughout the UK


We offer over 500 different treatments across more than 60 specialities, with centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care.

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Looking after the local community since the 1970s


6,500+ consultant specialists


1,700,000 outpatient visits per year


296,000 inpatient visits per year


Our patients average just 3.1 physiotherapy treatment sessions. The national average is 4-6. We can get you back on your feet faster.


Over 95.9% of our patients rated our overall quality of care as very good or excellent*


98% of our patients say they would recommend us to family and friends*

*Patient satisfaction survey 2019

BMI Healthcare joins The Valuable 500 movement

BMI Healthcare is delighted to announce its status as one of The Valuable 500, a collection of influential companies from across the world that have pledged to promote and celebrate the value of disabled persons in the workplace. Read more…

BMI Healthcare: Circle Health Limited acquires BMI Healthcare Limited

Date: 10 July 2020

Paolo Update

We are pleased to announce that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now fully approved the acquisition of BMI Healthcare by Circle Health.

Colleagues at both Circle and BMI have already been working incredibly hard to support the NHS during the pandemic, treating over 10,000 patients to ensure essential care continues for those who need it most. We’re now delighted to be working closely together as part of a new single combined group.

I want to thank every single colleague for their hard work and compassion, our consultants for their flexibility and support, and our patients for being so understanding with all the changes happening in healthcare at the moment.

"I’m very much looking forward to meeting more colleagues across the combined business, and working together to deliver our exciting plans for the future."

 - Paolo

Commenting on the agreement, Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health said: “BMI Healthcare is well-known for its highly-skilled staff and clinicians, and together we believe we can set new standards on quality in our sector. We plan to invest in cutting-edge technology and the latest medical treatments to help us transform care in our hospitals.”

Peter Sullivan, Chairman of Circle Health, said: “This is an exciting step forward for Circle Health in our mission to deliver the highest standards of patient care, and I pay tribute to the strong management team who have made this game-changing deal possible.”

Dr Karen Prins, CEO of BMI Healthcare said: “Circle Health and MPT both truly understand the UK healthcare market, and we are looking forward to the opportunities that this acquisition brings. This partnership will build on the steps we have taken to secure the long-term future of the business and will support our aspirations to provide ever higher standards of care for our patients.”

David Mobbs, Non-Executive Chairman of HTL, added: “This is an important milestone in the development of BMI Healthcare, and will provide the financial and strategic support to develop the business over the coming years and to make progress in achieving our long-term objectives of excellence in clinical quality, patient safety and efficiency.”

As part of its ordinary course investigation and in accordance with its usual practice,
the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has imposed an Initial Enforcement Order which requires Circle Health and BMI to continue operating as independent businesses until the CMA has concluded its investigation.

About Circle Health

Founded in 2004, Circle Health currently operates two state-of-the-art independent hospitals in Bath and Reading with a third due to open shortly in Birmingham. In addition, they run various integrated care programmes, rehabilitation services, and have an overseas division which operates two purpose-built clinics in Shanghai, China. Circle was taken private by Toscafund and Penta Capital in 2017.

About BMI Healthcare

Established in 1970, BMI Healthcare is the UKs leading independent provider of private healthcare with more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities. More than 6,500 Consultants practise at BMI Healthcare hospitals, which handle more than 2 million patient visits a year.

About Medical Properties Trust Inc.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world’s largest owners of hospitals with 390 facilities and approximately 42,000 licensed beds in eight countries and across three continents. MPT’s financing model facilitates acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com.

About Centerbridge Partners L.P. (“Centerbridge")

Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment management firm employing a flexible approach across investment disciplines—from private equity to credit and related strategies, and real estate—in an effort to find the most attractive opportunities for our investors and business partners. The Firm was founded in 2005 and as of October 31, 2019 has approximately $27 billion in capital under management with offices in New York and London. Centerbridge is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors and geographies to help companies achieve their operating and financial objectives. For more information, please visit www.centerbridge.com.

Media Contacts for Circle Health

Alex Singleton

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+44 20 7034 5250

Media Contacts for BMI Healthcare:

Vanessa Neill – Kekst CNC

[email protected]

+44 20 3755 1603

Neil Maitland – Kekst CNC

[email protected]

+44 20 3755 1674