Nominations for our project to identify the 50 most influential people in the integration of health and care services are to close on 1 May.

In a project supported by Nutricia, HSJ and its sister title Local Government Chronicle have appointed 12 judges with vast experience across the health and local government sectors to use their expert knowledge to name the people who are doing the most to shape and lead the integration of services.

The readers of both titles are being asked for nominations of the people who are doing the most to drive integration, especially in individual geographical areas.

To nominate a leader, please let us know your nominee’s name, organisation and job title, as well as your reason for nominating them (full details below).

Our list will reflect the 50 people working in local government, the NHS, Whitehall, third sector organisations and businesses that are at the cutting edge of the changes, uncovering the ground-breaking projects and approaches they lead.

Candidates will be assessed on criteria including their personal success in integrating services, the level of innovation they have used and whether their ideas are influencing people elsewhere.

LGC editor Nick Golding said: “We have received many nominations of people who are at the forefront of integrating services to ensure patients and service users receive a smoother, better, more efficient service. However, I’m sure there are still more people whose hard work needs to be recognised.”

How to nominate

To nominate someone for inclusion in the list, please send an email to LGC features editor Rachel Dalton at with ‘Integration 50’ in the subject line, or on Twitter by using the hashtag #integration50.

Within your email, please include your nominee’s name, the organisation they work for, and a short explanation (100 words or fewer) of why you believe they should make the list.

The deadline for nominations is noon on Thursday, 1 May. Nominations sent after this date cannot be considered.

Nominees will be considered by a panel of independent judges and the list will be published in an LGC and HSJ supplement in June.