Circle has identified Nottingham University Hospitals Trust as the preferred supplier of staff and services to the Nottingham Treatment Centre.

The trust lost out on its bid to run the centre at Queens Medical Centre, in Nottingham last month.

Peter Homa, chief executive, told the trust’s board: “We were naturally disappointed to hear the news [that it had lost the bid to run services], however, remain committed to work closely with Circle during this period of transition. Our primary concerns are to ensure that services to patients are maintained during this period and that our staff receive the necessary certainty regarding their future.

“Circle has identified NUH as their preferred supplier for staff and services, subject to contracts being agreed over the coming months. We have held a number of staff briefing sessions to update colleagues and describe the next steps ahead of the commencement of the new contract at the end of July 2013.”