Pulse has picked up a prestigious medical journalism award for last year’s ambitious Lost Practices investigation.
The September cover feature, led by Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash and then-investigations editor Rachel Carter, won the category ‘Feature of the Year (specialist audience)’ at last night’s Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) Awards.
The investigation revealed that 474 surgeries across the UK have closed in the past nine years without being replaced. Notably, small practices on lower funding in more deprived areas were most likely to be affected.
The award judges said the investigation was a ‘thorough, detailed and well-crafted examination of an important social issue’, which ‘tackles a vital issue in medicine today’.
They also noted it was ‘well-researched and constructed into a powerful narrative’.
Other recent wins for Pulse’s news, clinical and investigations team included two awards and one highly-commended at the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Talent Awards in June.
This saw Pulse deputy editor Sofia Lind awarded deputy editor of the year; Rachel named best writer (B2B); and clinical editor Caroline Price highly commended in section editor category.
Among other recent awards for Pulse’s news team, Jaimie won Editor of the Year (business media) at last year’s prestigious PPA Awards.