The HSJ100 seeks to measure power and influence in the English NHS and health policy until September 2018.
The judges are asked to assess the “quantity” of power and influence an individual has – rather than whether it will be used for good or ill. The aim is also to hold up a mirror to healthcare influence as it is – however ugly or pretty that image may be. The aim is not to be “balanced” or “representative” – just as accurate as possible.
The prime minister and chancellor are excluded from consideration.
This year’s HSJ100’s judges were:
- Andrew Baigent, former director of group financial management, Department of Health
- Mike Birtwistle, founding partner, Incisive Health
- Nicola Blackwood, former Conservative health minister
- Saffron Cordery, director of policy and strategy and deputy chief executive, NHS Providers
- Dr Anita Donley, Independent Chair Mid South Essex Success Regime/ STP
, immediate past clinical vice president, Royal College of Physicians
- Tara Donnelly, chief executive, Health Innovation Network
- Alastair Henderson, chief executive, Academy of Royal Medical Colleges
- Sam Jones, former director of new care models, NHS England
- Dame Gill Morgan, chair, NHS Providers
- Jon Restell, chief executive, Managers in Partnership
- Sir Mike Richards, former chief inspector of hospitals, Care Quality Commission
- Sir Simon Wessely, president, Royal Society of Medicine
- Annette Sergeant, director, Veredus
- Simon Potts, head of health, Veredus
- Dave West, senior bureau chief, HSJ
- David Williams, bureau chief, HSJ
The judging was chaired by HSJ editor Alastair McLellan.
Stevens and Hunt in a Mexican standoff at the top of this year’s HSJ100
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