Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has been ranked number one in HSJ’s top Clinical Leaders list for the third time.

The list was revealed during an event this evening at the Patient Safety Congress and Awards.

Now in its third year the leaders list highlights those clinicians influencing policy, innovation and service transformation.

Bruce Keogh

Bruce Keogh has been HSJ’s top clinical leader three times

From a longlist of more than 250 people, a panel of judges including Professor Sir David Fish, Samantha Jones and Sir Richard Thompson selected the final 100 names that form this year’s selection.

From the 100, judges went on to rank a top 20 of the most influential clinical leaders.

Joining Sir Bruce in the top 20 is MP Dr Sarah Wollaston, Dr Kate Granger, founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, NHS England’s national clinical director for rehabilitation Colonel John Etherington and Dr Neil Bacon, founder of

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Key measures for the judges were influence and how well leaders used their clinical experience and/or training in the roles they performed. Judges also took on board the dominant role the NHS had played in national and political conversation leading up to the election, and the impact clinical leaders will have on services.

The result is a mix of clinicians leading new care models, innovators, medical pioneers and rising stars. Altogether there are 23 new entries on this year’s list.

HSJ Clinical Leaders 2015