Fill out the short form to make your nominations for HSJ’s first Patient Leaders awards to identify and celebrate 50 foremost patient and citizen leaders who are improving and transforming healthcare.

  • Nominations have now closed

We recognise leadership in all contexts within the health sector - be it female leaders, topmost provider chief executives, rising stars, clinical leaders, black and minority ethnic pioneers or top innovators.

HSJ, in association with NHS England, has launched Patient Leaders - a project to seek out and celebrate 50 patients, service users, or other members of the public who are playing a role in designing and delivering health services. The work will culminate in a celebration of the individuals in July.

The impact of patient leaders on health services cannot be overestimated. We need your nominations to recognise this contribution.

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We will recognise the full breath of patients and citizens’ role in healthcare - from shaping national policy and influencing the NHS nationally, to individuals making waves through being involved in their own care.

We will also identify individuals who are having an important influence on the development of health services. These figures could be drawn from diverse backgrounds, be it individual patients, established leaders in large charities, or those making a difference through community groups. They could also include campaigners and even entrepreneurs developing innovative services based on their experience.

A panel of experienced and expert judges will decide on the final list which will appear online and in print in HSJ during Patient Safety Congress (6-7 July), which will also celebrate clinical leaders and best places to work in healthcare.

We are looking for people who you believe fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Impact: has the individual’s efforts made a demonstrable difference to the area in which they operate?
  • Innovation: are the ideas and/or actions they are promoting novel and likely to improve the design and delivery of health services (for example, by raising the profile of a previously neglected area)?
  • Inspiration: has the leader’s work inspired others - for example, by encouraging other patients to become more involved in their own care or design and delivery of health services?

You can make nominations using the form below. Please give the person’s name and job title and a brief description of why you think they are one of healthcare’s top clinical leaders.

Nominations close on 6 May.