- Circle chief executive resigns
- CQC chair
- Admissions figures
13.34pm: Ali Parsa, the high-profile chief executive of private healthcare provider Circle, has stepped down. A statement released by Circle Holdings this afternoon stated that Mr Parsa would remain on the board as founder and non-executive director. Circle’s head of mobilisation Steve Melton has assumed the position of interim chief executive while the board recruits for a successor.
10.23am: The HSJ Summit health policy discussion event is continuing today. Senior healthcare leaders are discussing and covering the event - which is held under the Chatham House rule - on Twitter.
10.07am: The Department of Health has published new hospital activity figures. The number of decisions to admit has increased by 31,000 (3.8%) to 1.42 million, the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 25,000 (3.6%) to 1.29 million compared to Q2 2011/12.
10am: Catching up on yesterday’s news, David Prior - the chair of a hospital trust and a former Conservative MP - has been named as the preferred candidate to chair the Care Quality Commission. The Commons health committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Mr Prior on Wednesday.