Chair: Claire Perry, chief executive, Bromley HA
Hugh Blair, partner, KPMG
Ian Carruthers, chief executive, Dorset HA
Geoffrey Filkin, New Local Government Network
Brian Flood, chair, Northumbria Healthcare trust
Lord Harris, Labour peer and former community health councils chief
Professor David Kerr, CRC Institute for Cancer Studies, Birmingham University
Dr Tom Coffey, chair, Tooting and Graveney primary care group
Jo Lenaghan, research fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research
Sue Page, chief executive, Northumbria Healthcare trust
Greg Parston, Public Management Foundation
Dr Chai Patel, Chai Patel Associates
Dr Peter Reading, chief executive, University College London Hospitals trust
Linda Smith, chair, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham HA
...and who's paying
Launch funding came from four sources: Access Health UK, which has been involved in NHS Direct; a charitable trust set up by private nursing home tycoon Dr Chai Patel; KPMG and Superdrug. They collectively put up£40,000.
In future, the network aims to 'attract funding from conference delegates and through the sale of publications', while 'corporate support' will allow it to offer free individual membership.
'Funding will not be invited from organisations whose policies or actions are incompatible with the aims of New Health Network. This includes the arms trade and tobacco companies. In addition, the network will not accept donations from political parties.'