Simon Stevens tops the 2018 list of the most influential people in health for the fifth consecutive year

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   RoleOrganisationHSJ100 20172018 change
1 Simon Stevens Chief executive NHS England 1 0
2 Matt Hancock Health secretary Department of Health and Social Care N/E  
3 Ian Dalton Chief executive NHS Improvement 8 5
4 Matthew Swindells Deputy chief executive NHSE 4 0
5 Julian Kelly Joint chief financial officer NHSE/I N/E  
6 Ted Baker Chief inspector of hospitals Care Quality Commission 7 1
7 Dido Harding Chair NHSI 42 35
8 Steve Powis Medical director NHSE/I 54 46
9 Ian Trenholm Chief executive CQC N/E  
10 Pauline Philip Director of emergency and elective care NHSE/I 9 -1
11 David Williams Director general of finance and group operations DHSC 13 2
12 Tim Briggs National director for clinical quality and efficiency NHSI 10 -2
13 Sally Davies Chief medical officer DHSC 17 4
14 Jonathan Ashworth Shadow health secretary Labour Party 19 5
15 David Prior Chair NHSE N/E  
16 Chaand Nagpaul Chair British Medical Association 12 -4
17 Claire Murdoch National mental health director NHSE 18 1
18 Ruth May Chief nursing officer NHSE/I 34 16
19 Sara Gorton Head of health UNISON 35 16
20 Chris Wormald Permanent secretary DHSC 40 20
21 Keith Conradi Chief investigator Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch 41 20
22 David Sloman Regional director - London NHSE/I 47 25
23 Sarah Wollaston Chair Health Select Committee 11 -12
24 Chris Hopson Chief executive NHS Providers 22 -2
25 Helen Stokes-Lampard Chair Royal College of General Practitioners 29 4
26 Simon Eccles Chief clinical information officer NHSE/I N/E  
27 Sarah Wilkinson Chief executive NHS Digital 69 42
28 Jon Rouse Chief officer Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership 16 -12
29 Richard Vautrey Chair BMA GPs’ Committee 48 19
30 Tim Kendall Mental health clinical director NHSE/I N/E  
31 Ian Dodge Director for strategy and innovation NHSE/I 37 6
32 Andrew Dillon Chief executive National Institute for Care and Health Excellence 44 12
33 Juliet Bauer Chief digital officer NHSE 67 34
34 Keith Willett Director for acute care NHSE/I 21 -13
35 Paul Farmer Chief executive   Mind 23 -12
36 Amanda Doyle Chief clinical officer/ STP lead Blackpool CCG/ Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Partnership 30 -6
37 Sarah-Jane Marsh Chief executive/ Chair Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust/ NHS England Maternity Transformation Programme Board 72 35
38 Mike Deegan Chief executive Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust 50 12
39 Danny Mortimer Chief executive NHS Employers 43 4
40 Taj Hassan President Royal College of Emergency Medicine 74 34
41 Ali Parsa Chief executive Babylon N/E  
42 David Behan Chair Health Education England 3 -39
43 Duncan Selbie Chief executive Public Health England 66 23
44 Andrea Sutcliffe Departing chief inspector of social care at CQC, appointed chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council   15 -29
45 Navina Evans Chief executive East London Foundation Trust N/E  
46 Hadley Beeman Chief technology adviser to the secretary of state DHSC N/E  
47 Lee McDonough Director general, acute care and workforce DHSC 59 12
48 Niall Dickson Chief executive NHS Confederation 80 32
49 Liz Truss Chief secretary HM Treasury 52 3
50 Richard Barker Regional director - North NHSE/I 76 26
51 Dale Bywater Regional director – Midlands NHSE/I New entry  
52 Catherine Frances Director of public services HM Treasury 14 -38
53 John Stewart Acting director of specialised commissioning NHSE 55 2
54 Elizabeth O’Mahony Regional director - South West NHSE/I 27 -27
55 Ann Radmore Regional director - East NHSE/I New entry  
56 Aidan Fowler National director of patient safety NHSI New entry   
57 Anne Eden Regional director - South East NHSE/I New entry   
58 Jonathan Marron Director general of community and social care DHSC New entry   
59 Stephen Hammond Minister of state DHSC New entry   
60 Bill McCarthy Regional director - North West NHSE/I New entry   
61 James O’Shaughnessy Minister of state DHSC New entry   
62 Nikita Kanani Acting national director for primary care NHSE/I New entry   
63 Ian Cumming Chief executive HEE 64 1
64 Clifford Mann A&E clinical lead NHSE/I 58 -6
65 Rob Harwood Chair  BMA Consultants Committee  New entry  
66 Donna Kinnair Acting chief executive Royal College of Nursing New entry   
67 James Kent Special adviser on health No 10 26 -41
68 James Brokenshire Secretary of state Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government New entry   
69 Paul Lelliott Chief inspector for mental health CQC New entry   
70 Neil Permain Director of operations and delivery NHSE/I New entry   
71 Matthew Style Director of strategic finance NHSE/I 56 -15
72 Richard Douglas Deputy chair NHSI   New entry  
73 Will Smart Chief information officer NHSE/I New entry   
74 Julian Hartley Chief executive Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust 94 20
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76 Jeremy Hunt Secretary of state The Foreign Office 2 -74
77 John Bell Government life science champion   36 -41
78 Nigel Edwards Chief executive The Nuffield Trust 68 -10
79 Andy Burnham Mayor Greater Manchester 87 8
80 Richard Murray Chief executive The King’s Fund New entry  
81 David Pearson Director of social services/ Director of adult social care/ Chair Nottinghamshire County Council/ Nottingham and Nottinghamshire integrated care system New entry  
82 Hugh Pym Health editor BBC 71 -11
83 Mark Lloyd Chief executive Local Government Association 61 -22
84 Carrie McEwan Chair Academy of Medical Royal Colleges New entry   
85 Charlie Massey Chief executive General Medical Council New entry   
86 Emily Lawson Director for transformation and corporate operations NHSE/I New entry   
87 Ray James National director for learning disabilities NHSE New entry   
88 Anita Charlesworth Director of research and economics  The Health Foundation 82 -6
89 Robert Francis Chair Healthwatch 92 3
90 Rob Webster CEO/ CEO Lead South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust/ West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership New entry   
91 Noel Gordon Chair NHS Digital New entry   
92 Michelle Mitchell Chief executive/ Non-executive director Cancer UK/ NHSE New entry   
93 Andrew Goddard President Royal College of Physicians New entry   
94 David Roberts Non-executive director NHSE New entry   
95 Joe Rafferty Chief executive Mersey Care Foundation Trust 93 -2
96 Richard Slogget Policy adviser to the secretary of state DHSC New entry   
97 Jennifer Dixon Chief executive The Health Foundation 86 -11
98 John Chisholm Chair Genomics England New entry   
99 Celia Ingham-Clarke Medical director for clinical effectiveness NHSE/I New entry   
100 Kate Ardern Director of public health Wigan Council New entry   

Power flows to the centre in this year's HSJ100