In drawing up the Power 50 list, Pulse spent four weeks seeking the views of GPs from across the profession. For the first time, we opened nominations to our entire readership, inviting grassroots GPs to tell us who was really making a difference on the frontline.
Our panel included the new chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field, RCGP president Professor Mike Pringle and former GPC chair Dr Laurence Buckman, but also more than 100 readers. Each nominated up to five influential GPs and up to two up-and-coming GPs, as well as up to two influential non-GPs.
We received more than 500 nominations in total. They were used to help the Pulse editorial team compile the final list, which we believe reflects the breadth and depth of the profession – and also its changing priorities at a critical juncture for general practice.