The HSJ100 is our annual list of the most influential people in the NHS and English health policy.

At present we are preparing the ‘long list’ from which our judges will choose and rank the final 100.

We would like HSJ readers to help us prepare that list by leaving suggestions below.

The HSJ100 seeks to measure power and influence as it will be exercised over the 12 months from November 2012. The list tries to represent reality – rather than an ideal. It is a list of who will have power and influence, not who should.

We would like to hear readers’ suggestions of who should be in this year’s HSJ100 and why. The prime minister, the deputy prime minister and the chancellor are the only people excluded from consideration.

All readers’ suggestions will be included in the ‘long list’ which will be presented to our judging panel. The judges are chosen from all the key areas in healthcare and represent most professions and political points of view.

You can see last year’s list here.

The seventh HSJ100 will be revealed on 5 December.