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Pulse reporter scoops top medical journalist award

Pulse reporter Madlen Davies won a prestigious award from the Medical Journalists’ Association last night, in a ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Madlen, who joined Pulse last year, took the award for Young Journalist after her investigation into list cleansing which revealed that 10% of patients removed from GP practice lists were in fact geniune patients.

Senior reporter Jaimie Kaffash was shortlisted in the ‘staff journalist of the year’ category and was also shortlisted for ‘story of the year’, for his exclusive revealing that at least 22 NHS 111 serious untoward incidents have been reported.

The nine awards, which celebrate excellence in medical journalism, were presented by comedian Helen Lederer, who quipped she was qualified for the role because her husband is a GP.

Last night’s win was the latest in a series of successes for Pulse at the MJA Awards. Last year senior reporter Gareth Iacobucci won the Investigative Reporting award, while 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.