Sixteen prominent nurses and midwives have made it onto a powerlist of 100 clinical leaders drawn up by the Health Service Journal.
The 100 Clinical Leaders for 2014 were announced earlier this week at an event in London.
Now in its second year, the list highlights individuals judged to be making the greatest impact on health policy, service transformation and innovation.
The top 21 names on the list are ranked, while the other 79 are listed alphabetically. Six members of the nursing profession made it into the ranked section.
The most highly placed nurse in the list was chief nursing office for England Jane Cummings at number seven, down two places from last year.
Judges noted her role in launching the Nursing Technology Fund, the guidance to replace the Liverpool Care Pathway, and work to increase transparency on staffing levels in the wake of the Francis report. Her top five position last year partly reflected the impact of her “6Cs” campaign, they added.
The next nurse on the list was Pater Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, at number 12.
He was followed at 15 by Professor Tricia Hart, a former nurse, midwife and health visitor, who is now chief executive of South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust, and at 17 by Dame Julie Moore, former nurse and currently chief executive of University Hospitals of Birmingham Foundation Trust.
Professor Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, made it into the rankings at 18 and at 20 was Professor Eileen Sills, chief nurse and director of infection control and prevention at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Foundation Trust.
Those on the list who are nurses, midwives or have a background in the profesion:
- Cheryll Adams, founding director, Institute of Health Visiting
- Gail Adams, head of nursing, Unison
- Professor Viv Bennett, director of nursing, Public Health England and Department of Health
- Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (12)
- Teresa Chinn, registered nurse and founder of WeNurses
- Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer, NHS England (7)
- Baroness Audrey Emerton, cross bench peer, House of Lords
- Professor Tricia Hart, chief executive, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (15)
- Professor Laura Serrant-Green, professor of community and public health nursing, School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton
- Ruth May, chief nurse, NHS Midlands and East
- Professor Judy McKimm, director of strategic educational development at Swansea University College of Medicine
- Dame Julie Moore, chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust (17)
- Professor Janice Sigsworth, director of nursing, Imperial College, London
- Professor Eileen Sills, chief nurse and director of infection control and prevention, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust (20)
- Jacqueline Thompson, nurse consultant, older people, NHS Tayside
- Professor Cathy Warwick, chief executive, Royal College of Midwives (18)