The HSJ100 seeks to measure power and influence in the English NHS and health policy until September 2018.

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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