Pulse senior reporter Carolyn Wickware has been commended for her reporting at a prestigious industry event.

She was ‘highly commended’ in the ‘News story of the year’ category at the Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, after revealing safety issues in GP out-of-hours services.

There was a 26% increase in the number of serious incidences reported by GP out-of-hours services to commissioners last year, with GP leaders warning that they are no longer a 'safe pace of work' and that there is an 'urgent crisis' in the service, Carolyn’s investigation revealed.

MJA Awards judges commented that this was ‘a great story that highlighted a serious and possibly worsening problem in out-of-hours care’.

Carolyn was also shortlisted in two other categories for the awards: ‘Feature of the Year’ and ‘Newcomer of the Year’.

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash was shortlisted in the ‘Editor of the Year’ category.