Simon Stevens tops the 2017 summer list of the most influential people in health.

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2017 position  Name  Job titleChange in ranking
1 Simon Stevens Chief executive, NHS England 0
2 Jeremy Hunt Health secretary, DH 0
3 David Behan Chief executive, CQC 7 ↑
4 Matthew Swindells Chief operating officer, NHS England 19 ↑
5 Paul Baumann Finance director, NHS England 4 ↑
6 Bob Alexander Deputy CEO, NHS Improvement 15 ↑
7 David Williams Director general, Finance and NHS, DH 0
8 Liz Truss Chief secretary, Treasury New Entry
9 Damian Green First SofS, No10 New Entry
10 Chaand Nagpaul Chair, BMA 32 ↑
11 Tim Briggs National director for clinical quality and efficiency, DH 43 ↑
12 Ted Baker Chief inspector of hospitals, CQC New Entry
13 Jeremy Heywood Cabinet secretary, Government -10 ↓
14 Sarah Wollaston Chair House of Commons Health Select Committee, House of Commons Health Select Committee (conservative) -1 ↓
15 Sally Davies  Chief medical officer for England, DH -4 ↓
16 David Davis Secretary of state, Department for Exiting the European Union 44 ↑
17 Catherine Frances Director of public services, HMT New Entry
18 Jonathan Ashworth Shadow health spokesman, Labour Party New Entry
19 Janet Davies General secretary and president, Royal College of Nursing  19 ↑
20 Jim Mackey  Chief executive, NHS Improvement  -16 ↓
21 Pauline Philip National director for emergency care, NHS England 24 ↑
22 Stephen Hay Managing director, provider regulation, NHS Improvement 33 ↑
23 Malcolm Grant Chair, NHS England 4 ↑
24 Professor Steve Field Chief inspector of GPs, CQC 22 ↑
25 Christina McAnea Assistant general secretary, UNISON 4 ↑
26 Jeremy Marlow Director of productivity and efficiency, NHS Improvement 30 ↑
27 Chris Hopson Chief executive, NHS Providers 7 ↑
28 Julie Moore Chief executive, University Hospitals of Birmingham Foundation Trust/ Heart of England FT 5 ↑
29 Andrea Sutcliffe Chief inspector of adult social care, CQC -4 ↓
30 Claire Murdoch National director for mental health -13 ↓
31 Kathy McLean Medical director, NHS Improvement 12 ↑
32 Ruth May Director of nursing, NHS Improvement -8 ↓
33 Ian Dodge National director commissioning strategy, NHS England  -17 ↓
34 Richard Douglas Interim chair, NHSI New Entry
35 Andrew Dillon Chief executive, NICE 16 ↑
36 Keith Conradi Chief inspector, HSIB 26 ↑
37 John Stewart Director of specialised commissioning, NHS England New Entry
38 David Dalton Chief executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust  -20 ↓
39 Jon Rouse Chief officer, Greater Manchester devolution 2 ↑
40 Matthew Cripps National director of right care, NHS England 47 ↑
41 Amanda Doyle Co-chair, NHS Clinical CommissioNew Entryrs -9 ↓
42 Paul Farmer Chief executive, MIND 34 ↑
43 Andrew Fisher Executive director of policy, Labour Party New Entry
44 Chris Ham Chief executive, The King’s Fund 22 ↑
45 Richard Vautrey GP chair, BMA New Entry
46 Patrick Carter  Non-executive director, NHS Improvement -15 ↓
47 Nigel Edwards  Chief executive, Nuffield Trust  -11 ↓
48 David Haslam  Chair, NICE 20 ↑
49 Michael Barnier Chief negotiator, EU New Entry
50 Andrew Cash Chief executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust -13 ↓
51 Danny Mortimer Chief executive, NHS Employers -2 ↓
52 HelenStokes-Lampard Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners -2 ↓
53 ChrisWormald Permanent secretary, DH -47 ↓
54 Ian Cumming  Chief executive, Health Education England  -28 ↓
55 Duncan Selbie Chief executive, Public Health England -7 ↓
56 Arvind Madan Director of primary care, NHS England 14 ↑
57 Richard Barker Regional director, North of England, NHS England  28 ↑
58 Philip Dunne Minister of state, DH 19 ↑
59 Cally Palmer  National cancer director, NHS England  0
60 Clifford Mann A&E clinical lead, NHS England 3 ↑
61 Hugh Pym  Health editor, BBC 12 ↑
62 Niall Dickson Chief executive, NHS Confederation New Entry
63 Elaine Hewitt CEO, NHS Property Services New Entry
64 Andrew Morris Chief executive, Frimley NHS Trust 0
65 Keith Willett Director of acute care, NHS England New Entry
66 Jane Cummings Chief nursing officer, NHS England 15 ↑
67 David McNulty Chief executive, Surrey county council New Entry
68 Ara Darzi Chair, Imperial College Health Partners  -1 ↓
69 Gavin Barwell Chief of strategy, No10 New Entry
70 Mark Lloyd Chief executive, LGA New Entry
71 Sara Gorton Head of health, Unison New Entry
72 Stephen Dorrell Chair, NHS Confed  -53 ↓
73 Mike Deegan Chief executive, Central Manchester University Hospitals -26 ↓
74 Robert Francis  Board member, CQC 20 ↑
75 Paul McNaught Head of Brexit, DH New Entry
76 James Kent Senior health advisor, No10 New Entry
77 Paul Dacre Editor in Chief, Daily Mail New Entry
78 Sarah-Jane Marsh Chief executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust -13 ↓
79 Jane Dacre President, Royal College of Physicians  -44 ↓
80 Sarah Wilkinson Chief executive, NHS digital New Entry
81 David Sloman Chief executive, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust  -28 ↓
82 Sue Hill  Chief scientific officer, DH 7 ↑
83 Celia Ingham-Clark National director for reducing premature deaths, NHS England New Entry
84 Jennifer Dixon Chief executive, Health Foundation  2 ↑
85 Tony Rudd Stroke director, NHS England New Entry
86 Dr Nick Harding Chair, Also partner, Modality GP partnership, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG -42 ↓
87 Tim Goodson Lead, Dorset STP New Entry
88 Elisabeth Omahoney Finance director, NHS Improvement New Entry
89 Andy Burnham Manchester mayor, Labour Party 7 ↑
90 David Pearson Lead, Nottinghamshire STP New Entry
91 Stephen Eames Lead, Cumbria STP New Entry
92 Julian Hartley Chief executive, Leeds Teaching Hospital New Entry
93 Claire Panniker Chief executive, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust (etc) New Entry
94 Jeremy Taylor Chief executive, National Voices -3 ↓
95 Joe Rafferty Chief Executive, Mersey Care Trust -15 ↓
96 Jackie Daniel Chief executive, University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust New Entry
97 Anita Charlesworth Chief economist, Health Foundation -5 ↓
98 Ed Jones Special advisor to the secretary of state, DH  -3 ↓
99 Ruth Carnall CEO, Carnall Farrar New Entry
100 Juliet Bauer Director of digital experience, NHS England New Entry

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