Leading lights from the public service and business worlds have agreed to help judge the inaugural HSJ and Capgemini Liberating Ideas Awards.

The awards are designed to take powerful health service ideas and find a way to spread them more widely.

Winners will attend a development workshop in which Capgemini’s accelerated solutions environment approach will be used to help finalists hone their ideas and business plans.

The judges include: Dr John Coakley, medical director of Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust; Professor Steve Field, outgoing chair of the Royal College of GPs; Professor Trevor Jones, former director general of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries; Tim Kelsey, founder of Dr Foster; Jonathan Michael, chief executive of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust; Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI; and Nick Timmins, public policy editor of the Financial Times.

Entries close on 19 November.