Congratulations to Pulse’s Deputy News Editor who won ‘best newcomer’ at the Medical Journalists’ Association awards on Wednesday for their piece on pharmaceutical companies funding charities. 

MJA Awards

Judges said the piece was a 'very well researched, detailed and informative investigation into a little-known area of health charity practice. The story was backed up with a wide range of quotes and was well written’.

Elisabeth Mahase's 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’.

The 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.