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Pulse reporter scoops award for investigative reporting

Pulse senior reporter Jaimie Kaffash won a prestigious award from the Medical Journalists’ Association, in a ceremony at BMA House.

Jaimie, who joined Pulse in December 2012, took the award for investigative reporting, scoop of the year (professional media), for his reporting of leaked documents which exposed the uncertain viability of NHS Direct after its rollout of NHS 111 services.

He had previously been shortlisted for staff journalist of the year and story of the year – also for his reporting on NHS 111 – after he uncovered the extent of serious untoward incidents in the rollout of the service.   

The nine awards, which celebrate excellence in medical journalism, were presented by neuroscientist and renowned science communicator, Professor Colin Blakemore.

Last night’s win was the latest in a series of successes for Pulse at the MJA Awards. Most recently reporter Madlen Davies grabbed the Young Journalist award in July last year.

Previous winners include former senior reporter Gareth Iacobucci, who won the Investigative Reporting award at the 2011 awards, group clinical editor Adam Legge won Health Editor of the Year at the summer awards in 2011.

In the same year Lilian Anekwe scooped the award for best professional readership (news), while Pulse won Publication of the Year at the 2010 summer awards.