01:02AM, Wednesday 24 July 2013
A chief executive who lives in Maidenhead has been named on a new list of the most inspirational women in healthcare.
Industry publication the Health Service Journal has selected 50 women for its list, which celebrates outstanding leaders and mentors driving change and innovation or influencing health policy within the NHS.
Among those selected is Janet Wisely, the chief executive of the Health Research Authority (HRA), who has lived in Maidenhead for 18 years.
Judges described her as 'a visionary and inspirational leader who has already created a regulatory environment in the UK that leads the world'.
The former governor at Cox Green School thanked her colleagues for nominating her and added: "I have worked for the NHS for over 20 years, and to have my contribution to health research and the NHS recognised in this way is extremely gratifying."
The HRA was set up at the end of 2011 to promote the interests of patients and the public in health research.
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