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Pulse editor wins award for ‘pursuing challenging agenda’

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash has been recognised for ‘pursuing a challenging agenda of change,’ as he scooped the Fiona Macpherson New Editor award at a journalism event in London yesterday.

At the British Society of Magazine Editors Talent Awards, held last night, judges praised him for the impact Pulse has made with its stories in the past year.

The award went to Pulse from a strong shortlist of editors from publications including Glamour, Red, The Observer Magazine and Time Out London.

Pulse news stories and investigations have been picked up by the national press on more than 100 occasions in the past year.

In recent months Pulse has revealed a record number of GP surgeries closed in 2018, that GP workloads are exceeding safe limits, and has exposed severe gaps in GP staffing at struggling out-of-services.

Last year Pulse also revealed that NHS England’s then director of primary care, Dr Arvind Madan, had made comments suggesting GPs should be ’pleased’ when small practices closed. Dr Madan later resigned after admitting he had been posting provocative comments under the pseudonym ’Devil’s Advocate’ on the Pulse Today website.

The BSME judges said: ‘Our winner has risen through the ranks and as editor is now pursuing a challenging agenda of change with huge energy, putting on readers and making an impact.’