The judging panel and process involved in this year’s HSJ100.

Amanda Callaghan, director of corporate communications, ABPI and former director of communications, Royal College of Nursing

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Yvonne Coghill, programme lead, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Simon England, director, Accenture Health UK

Paul Farmer, chief executive, Mind

Pamela Garside, fellow in health management, University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Nick Golding, news editor, HSJ

Dr Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of evidence and practice, NICE

Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, medical director, NHS Confederation

Frank McKenna, group director of healthcare,  Harvey Nash, and a former NHS HR director

Alastair McLellan, editor, HSJ

Jon Restell, chief executive, Managers in Partnership

Nick Seddon, deputy director, Reform

Matt Tee, communications consultant and former permanent secretary, Cabinet Office

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read, medical adviser and primary care lead, King’s Fund, and director of GP commissioning at NHS East of England

Judges and process

The HSJ100 represents those who will wield the greatest power and influence over health in the 12 months to November 2012. The prime minister, his deputy and the chancellor are excluded. The judging was conducted in three phases. HSJ readers were asked to nominate people during the summer. This resulted in a longlist of more than 250 names. The judges decided on the final 100 and ranked the top 50. Numbers 51-100 were ranked by the HSJ editorial.