Who’s up, who’s down and who’s new in our list of the biggest movers and shakers in health? You need wait no longer to find out…



1 Simon Stevens ←

Chief executive, NHS England (1)

2 Jeremy Hunt ←

Health secretary (2)

3 Sir Mike Richards ↑

Chief inspector of hospitals, CQC (6)

4 Sir Jeremy Heywood ↓

Cabinet secretary and head of 
the civil service (3)

David Behan

David Behan

5 David Behan ↑

Chief executive, CQC (7)

6 David Williams New entry

Director general, finance and NHS, DH

7 Jim Mackey New entry

Chief executive, NHS Improvement

8 Sir Bruce Keogh

National medical director, NHS 
England (4) ↓

9 Lord Patrick Carter ↑

Chair of the NHS procurement and efficiency review, DH (13)

Paul Baumann

Paul Baumann

10 Paul Baumann ↑

Chief financial officer, NHS England (11)    

11 Ed Smith ↑

Chair, NHS Improvement (40)

12 Lord David Prior ↑

Parliamentary under secretary of state 
for NHS productivity (51)    

13 Steve Field ↑

Chief inspector of general practice, 
CQC (14)

Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies

14 Dame Sally Davies ↓

Chief medical officer, DH (10)

15 David Haslam ↑

Chair, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (23)

16 Julian Kelly ↑

Director general, public spending and finance, Treasury (47)

17 Sir David Dalton ↑

Chief executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust (20)

18 Greg Hands New entry

Chief secretary to the Treasury

19 Mark Porter ↓

Chair, British Medical Association (15)

Sarah Wollaston

Sarah Wollaston

20 Sarah Wollaston ↑

Chair, House of Commons health select committee (70)    

21 Sir Howard Bernstein 
New entry

Chief executive, Manchester City Council

22 Nick Seddon ↓

Prime minister’s special adviser (19)

Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea Sutcliffe

23 Andrea Sutcliffe ↑

Chief inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC (30)

24 Stephen Dorrell New entry

Chair, NHS Confederation

25 Christina McAnea ↑

Head of health, UNISON (31)

26 Sir Andrew Dillon  ← 

Chief executive, NICE (26)

27 Chris Ham ↑

Chief executive, The King’s Fund (39)

28 Duncan Selbie ↑

Chief executive, Public Health England (35)

29 Ian Cumming ↑

Chief executive, Health Education England (60)

Chaand Nagpaul

Chaand Nagpaul

30 Chaand Nagpaul ↓

Chair, GP committee, BMA (17)

31 Dame Julie Moore ↑

Chief executive, University Hospitals of Birmingham Foundation Trust/Heart of England Foundation Trust (32)

32 Samantha Jones New entry

Director for new models of care, NHS England

33 Janet Davies New entry

Chief executive and general secretary, Royal College of Nursing

34 Mike Durkin New entry

National director of patient safety, 
NHS England

Ian Dodge

Ian Dodge

35 Ian Dodge ↓

National director for commissioning strategy, NHS England (33)

36 Dame Una O’Brien ↓

Permanent secretary, DH (24)

37 Dame Ruth Carnall 
New entry

Chair, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Success Regime

Ara Darzi

Ara Darzi

38 Lord Ara Darzi ↑

Director, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London (46)

39 Maureen Baker ↓

Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners (18)

40 Andrew Baigent New entry

Director of financial management, DH

41 Arvind Madan ↑

Director of Primary Care, NHS England (93)

42 Nigel Edwards  ↓

Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust (41)

43 Sir Sam Everington ↑

Chair, Tower Hamlets CCG (44)

Jennifer Dixon

Jennifer Dixon

44 Jennifer Dixon ↑

Chief executive, The Health Foundation (84)

45 Sir Andrew Cash New entry

Chief executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

46 Jane Dacre ↑

President, Royal College of Physicians (83)

47 Nick Harding New entry

Co-founder, Modality Partnership; chair, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

48 Sir Malcolm Grant ↓

Chair, NHS England (22)

49 Jonathan Fielden New entry

Director of specialised commissioning, NHS England

Geraldine Strathdee - Innovator 2014

Geraldine Strathdee

50 Geraldine Strathdee ↑

National clinical director for mental health, NHS England (53)

51 Paul Farmer New entry

Chief executive, MIND

52 Keith Willett ↓

Director for acute episodes of care, NHS England (27)

53 David Sloman New entry

Chief executive, Royal Free London Foundation Trust

54 Sir Mike Deegan New entry

Chief executive, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Danny Mortimer

Danny Mortimer

55 Danny Mortimer ↑

Chief executive, NHS Employers (88)

56 Cally Palmer New entry

National cancer director, NHS England

57 AlIstair Burt New entry

Minister for community and social care, DH

58 Anthony Marsh New entry

Chief executive, West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust

59 Jeremy Marlow New entry

Director of productivity and efficiency,  DH

60 Chris Hopson ↓

Chief executive, NHS Providers (56)

Anne Rainsberry

Anne Rainsberry

61 Anne Rainsberry ↑

Regional director for London, NHS England (73)

62 Paul Bate ↓

Director of strategy and intelligence, CQC (59)

63 Sir Neil McKay New entry

Chair, North Cumbria Success Regime

64 Clare Panniker New entry

Chief executive, Basildon and Thurrok University Hospitals FT

Clare Marx

Clare Marx

65 Clare Marx ↑

President, Royal College of Surgeons (66)

66 Jeremy Taylor ↑

Chief executive, National Voices (68)

67 Martin Mcshane ↓

National medical director for long term conditions, NHS England (62)

68 Jane Cummings ↑

Chief nursing officer, NHS England (74)

69 Ben Dyson New entry

Director, NHS Group, DH (52)

70 Sir Robert Francis ↓

Non-executive director, CQC (64)

Andrew Ridley

Andrew Ridley

71 Andrew Ridley ↓

Regional director for South England, NHS England (58)

72 Jon Rouse  ← 

Director general, social care, local government and care partnerships, DH (72)

73 Adam Sewell-Jones 
New entry

Director of provider sustainability, Monitor

74 Ben Gummer New entry

Parliamentary under secretary of state 
for care quality, DH

Fiona Caldicott

Fiona Caldicott

75 Dame Fiona Caldicott ↓

National data guardian, health and social care; chair Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (45)

76 Claire Murdoch New entry

Chief executive, Central and North West London Foundation Trust

77 Stephen Hay ↓

Managing director, provider regulation, Monitor (25)

78 Johann Malawana New entry

Chair, junior doctors committee, BMA

79 Amanda Doyle ↓

Co-Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners (61)

80 Will Cavendish New entry

Director general of innovation, growth and technology, DH

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy Hughes

81 Jeremy Hughes ↑

Chief executive, Alzheimer’s Society (92)

82 Paul Watson ↓

Midlands and East regional director, NHS England (76)

83 Cathy Warwick ↑

Chief executive, Royal College of Midwives (90)

84 Richard Barker ↓

North of England regional director, NHS England (78)

85 Camilla Cavendish New entry

Head of policy unit, 10 Downing Street

86 Hugh Pym ↓

Health editor, BBC (38)

87 Sue Hill New entry

Chief scientific officer, NHS England

Simon Wessely

Simon Wessely

88 Sir Simon Wessely New entry

President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

89 Rob Webster ↓

Chief executive, NHS Confederation (86)

90 John Appleby ↑

Chief economist, The King’s Fund (97)

Heidi Alexander

Heidi Alexander

91 Heidi Alexander New entry

Shadow health secretary

92 George Freeman New entry

Parliamentary under secretary of state 
for life sciences

93 Paul Mears New entry

Chief executive, Yeovil District Hospital  Foundation Trust

94 Joe Rafferty New entry

Chief executive, Mersey Care Trust

95 Fiona Godlee New entry

Editor in chief, BMJ

96 Kingsley Manning New entry

Chair, Health and Social Care Information Centre

97 Lord Victor Adebowale ↓

Chief executive, Turning Point (94)

98 Ed Jones New entry

Special adviser to the health secretary

Steve Kell

Steve Kell

99 Steve Kell New entry

Co-chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners

100 Don Berwick New entry

Senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; adviser to the King’s Fund and NHS England