Who do you think will exercise the greatest influence over the NHS and health service policy during 2011? This week HSJ, with the support of Ernst & Young and Harvey Nash, launches the HSJ 100 which is designed to answer that question.

Since 2006 we have put together the HSJ 50 – which has identified the 50 most powerful people in health. In 2010 we are extending the list to the top 100.

We would like to enlist the help of HSJ readers to ensure is as accurate as possible.

The criteria for nomination to the HSJ 100 is straight-forward. We are looking for the individuals who will exercise the greatest sway in determining and delivering the country’s health services during 2011. Anyone – apart the prime minister and the chancellor – is eligible for inclusion.

HSJ readers can make nominations in the comments box below or send them via email to me directly at alastair.mclellan@emap.com. All nominations will be treated in confidence. Two nominators will be chosen to receive invites to the unveiling of the HSJ 100 in London later this year.

The nominations will be reviewed by the judging panel and the final HSJ 100 will be announced on 17 November.

The HSJ 100 judges include:

  • Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The Kings Fund
  • Professor Steve Field, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Gareth Goodier, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alastair Henderson, Chief Executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020 Health
  • Nick Seddon, Deputy Director, Reform
  • Janice Sigsworth, Director of Nursing, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • David Stout, Director, Primary Care Trust Network, NHS Confederation


Note: If you are leaving a comment below and would like to be entered into the draw for an invite to the HSJ 100 event, please include an email address where you can be contacted.