One thing unites HSJ readers, whether they have a clinical or non-clinical background, work in the NHS or provide services from the private sector: they are all leaders.

Some lead often huge organisations, others provide leadership throughout those organisations or are highly influential in shaping local services and/or national policy.

During March, HSJ is introducing new content and services designed to help our readers meet the myriad of leadership challenges they face.

Our new columnists include National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence chair Sir Michael Rawlins on innovation and Royal College of GPs chair Clare Gerada on being a female leader in a male dominated health policy world. Other leaders will be joining the columnist roster over coming weeks.

This week sees the launch of our HSJ Local Briefing service. Building on the success of HSJ Local, our briefings will analyse the issues facing the NHS’s major regional health economies, explore the possible scenarios as well as the likely outcomes. Our first briefing examines the reconfiguration of acute services in Greater Manchester. You can read the full analysis exclusively online.

Reflecting the fact that our readers are leading changes to the specification and procurement of many of the support services required to meet unprecedented efficiency targets, we are introducing the “How to Buy” series. It begins by looking at business intelligence.

For 120 years HSJ has served the changing mix of people leading the country’s health services. We hope our new content will prove stimulating and useful to this generation of healthcare leaders.