HSJ has published its first ever celebration of healthcare’s most inspirational female leaders.

The list was announced at an event in London last night.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “HSJ’s Inspirational Women list shows that great leadership can be demonstrated at all levels and in a wide range of settings. Our list includes a student nurse, the ‘leading force in paediatric wheelchair reform’ and the chief medical officer, as well CCG leads and trust chief executives.

“Only two of them appeared in last year’s HSJ 100. To read the biographies of our 50 leaders is to hope that number increases very soon − and to know the NHS would be better off if it did.”

All the women on the list were nominated by HSJ readers and come from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, and many areas of the industry.

A panel of judges selected the most outstanding nominees for the inaugural list, supported by Barclays and the NHS Leadership Academy.

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