Acute Healthcare Organisation of the Year

  • Dr Helen Bevan, director of service transformation, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • Matthew Swindells, special adviser to the health secretary
  • Sue Slipman, director, Foundation Trust Network
  • Frank Burns, former chief executive, Wirral Hospital trust
  • James Coles, director of research, CHKS

Primary Care Organisation of the Year

  • Edna Robinson, national lead, NHS Networks
  • Mike Farrar, chief executive, NHS North West
  • Andy McKeon, managing director, health, Audit Commission
  • Dr Cynthia Bower, chief executive, NHS West Midlands
  • Neil Griffiths, director of health, Capita Advisory Services

Chronic Disease Management

  • David Pink, chief executive, Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance
  • Dr Mashkur Khan, consultant, Epsom and St Helier trust
  • Carole Nossiter, assistant director, policy and development, Sanofi-Aventis

Clinical Service Redesign

  • Professor Sir Ara Darzi, clinical professor, Imperial College London
  • Dr Roger Boyle, national clinical director for heart disease
  • Maree Barnett, senior policy manager, Department of Health
  • Adrian Bull, managing director, Carillion


  • Jo Revill, health editor, The Observer
  • Wyn Roberts, head of campaign management, Department of Health communications directorate
  • Miranda Kavanagh, head of communications, Healthcare Commission
  • Lucy Betterton, chair, Association of Healthcare Communicators

Excellence in Cancer Care

  • Professor David Levy, medical adviser for cancer, Department of Health
  • Joanne Rule, chief executive, Cancerbackup
  • Paul Catchpole, healthcare management director, Roche

Good Corporate Citizenship

  • Evan Rees, chief executive, Social Enterprise East Midlands
  • Martin Gibbs, local government and community manager, Department of Health
  • Larissa Lockwood, policy analyst for health and sustainable development, Sustainable Development Commission

Implementing NICE Guidance

  • Dr Beverly Malone, general secretary, Royal College of Nursing
  • Professor Ian Gilmore, president, Royal College of Physicians
  • Professor Roy Pounder, emeritus professor of medicine, University of London
  • Dr Gillian Leng, implementation systems director, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Improving Care with E-technology

  • Richard Jeavons, NHS Connecting for Health director of service implementation, North East cluster
  • Dr David Flory, chief executive, NHS North East
  • Dr Ian Denley, chief executive, System C

Improving Patient Access

  • Bob Ricketts, head of access policy development and capacity, Department of Health
  • Chris Hannah, former chief executive, Cheshire and Merseyside SHA
  • Ian Donnachie, senior vice president, Nations Healthcare

Information-Based Decision Making

  • Richard Aldritt, chief executive, Statistics Commission
  • Candy Morris, chief executive, NHS South East Coast
  • Denise Lievesley, chief executive, Information Centre for health and social care

Mental Health Innovation

  • Dr Maggie Cork, chief executive, Leicestershire Partnership trust
  • Angela Greatley, acting chief executive, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
  • James Fitton, director, Mental Health Strategies

Patient-Centred Care

  • Sir Harry Cayton, national director for patients and the public
  • Sir Ian Carruthers, chief executive, NHS South West
  • Dr Simon Wallace, physician executive, Cerner

Patient Safety

  • Christine Beasley, chief nursing officer
  • Dr Gill Hastings, assistant director,The Health Foundation
  • Dr Helen Glenister, deputy chief executive, National Patient Safety Agency

Primary Care Innovation

  • Ian Rutter, former chief executive, North Bradford PCT
  • Dr David Woodhead, HSJ columnist and public health specialist
  • Michael Sobanja, chief officer, NHS Alliance

Recruitment and Retention

  • Dean Royles, head of HR capacity and employment, Department of Health
  • Steve Barnett, director, NHS Employers
  • Karen Jennings, national secretary of health, Unison

Reducing Health Inequalities

  • Professor Rod Griffiths, president, Faculty of Public Health
  • Dr Fiona Adshead, deputy chief medical officer
  • Maggie Rae, head of health inequalities, Department of Health
  • Ruth Thorlby, fellow in health policy, King's Fund

Skills Development

  • Mike Pyrah, chief executive, East Cheshire PCT
  • Professor Bernard Crump, chief executive, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • John Rogers, chief executive, Skills for Health