The judges for Writing the Future came from a range of medical, literary and journalistic backgrounds.
- Richard Smith
Writer, editor of the British Medical Journal 1991–2004, and former CEO of United Healthcare Europe.
- Jo Bibby
Non-executive Director at Salford Royal Trust NHS 2013-2017, Director of Strategy at the Health Foundation.
- Don Goldmann
MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
- Anne Perkins
Lead writer, lobby correspondent and feature writer for the Guardian since 1997.
- Christopher Reason
Core writer on Eastenders since 1993, and writer for numerous health dramas.
- Lydia Nicholas
Senior researcher at Nesta, focusing on health, big data and artificial intelligence in public services.