“The Power Fifty is not a rich list. It is not about market capitalisation, or the number of contracts an organisation holds – it is about individuals. And more than anything it is about an individual’s power to influence the market, the power to shape the healthcare agenda of the day and the power to get things done. All of HealthInvestor’s Power Fifty have the same qualities in common – they have profile in the market and when they make decisions everyone is forced to sit up and take notice.
To make sure the Power Fifty is as relevant as possible, we’ve kept to a fairly strict set of guidelines when compiling the list. You’ll notice there are no public sector names. There are no representatives from the political class and there is absolutely no-one from the world of media or think-tanks. For us, the Power Fifty is all about the do-ers – those figures affecting real change in the sector. And looking at the list, it is clear that our readers feel the same way.”