Pulse’s former deputy news editor Elisabeth Mahase won ‘best newcomer’ at the Medical Journalists’ Association awards last night for her piece on pharmaceutical companies funding charities.
Judges said the piece was a ’very well researched, detailed and informative investigation into a little-known area of health charity practice. Her story was backed up with a wide range of quotes and was well written’.
The piece examined how charities backed up by pharmaceutical companies were able to exert influence on public health policy, focusing on Public Health England’s ‘heart age test’.
Elisabeth’s investigation was also shortlisted for the BSME Talent awards earlier in the week.
Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash was shortlisted for editor of the year, with the judges praising his willingness to take on challenging subjects, such as endemic racism in the NHS. It follows his BSME Talent new editor of the year award earlier this week.