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Pulse editor wins second award of the year

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash was named editor of the year at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) last night – his second award of the year.

Judges praised the ‘investigative journalism’ of the Pulse team when honouring Mr Kaffash in the editor of the year – business and finance category.

In June, he was also recognised for ‘pursuing a challenging agenda of change’ and for ‘making an impact’ when he was awarded the Fiona Macpherson new editor prize at the BSME Talent Awards.

Speaking about the latest award Mr Kaffash said: ’It’s great that Pulse is recognised for our investigative journalism. Following the tradition of Pulse editors, I believe we have a duty to answer the questions that GPs need answering, whether that be about practice closure, or the safety of GPs’ workload.

‘It goes without saying that this is an award for our superb team, who continue to do journalism that shines a light on the NHS and supports the cause of GPs.’

The awards ceremony was held at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel and included 31 categories, representing different sectors of the magazine industry.

The strong shortlist of business and finance editors included Claire Beale, Oliver Parsons and Jenny Ross of publications Campaign, Modus and Which? Money.

Pulse news stories and investigations have received widespread follow-up coverage in the national press during the past year.

In recent months Pulse has secured an exclusive interview with health secretary Matt Hancock revealing he is in talks with the Treasury to remove the pensions tax allowance taper and exposed severe gaps in GP staffing at struggling out-of-services.