• Circle chief executive resigns
  • CQC chair
  • Admissions figures

HSJ live logo

HSJ live logo

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.

10.27am: The government has announced further rollout of personal health budgets.

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.