HSJ has launched a search for the most inspirational women working in health and is inviting nominations from across the sector.

Nominees can come from a clinical or non-clinical background and any area of the industry but must stand out for their passion and ability to innovate and drive change.

A panel of judges will select the most outstanding nominees for HSJ’s inaugural Most Inspirational Women in Healthcare list, supported by Barclays and the NHS Leadership Academy, which will be published this summer.

Successful nominees may be outstanding leaders or generous mentors and could equally be found driving change and innovation in service redesign or at the heart of influencing health policy.

HSJ commissioning editor Rebecca Creamer said: “The bar for this list is high but simple: we are looking for the women who demonstrate excellence.

“For example, you might be a chief executive helping to transform your local health economy; a champion of technology to improve patient outcomes; a leader in the field of equality and diversity; leading a network to provide integrated care or mentoring and nurturing individuals in the talent pipeline.”

Nominations are welcome from individuals themselves or from colleagues. The closing date is 15 May.