Pulse wins Feature of the Year for last year’s ambitious Lost Practices investigation at the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) Awards.

MJA Awards

The September cover feature, led by Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash and then-investigations editor Rachel Carter, won Feature of the Year at last night’s MJA Awards.

The investigation revealed that 474 surgeries across the UK have closed in the past nine years without being replaced. Notably, small practices on lower funding in more deprived areas were most likely to be affected.

The award judges said the investigation was a ‘thorough, detailed and well-crafted examination of an important social issue’, which ‘tackles a vital issue in medicine today’.

They also noted it was ‘well-researched and constructed into a powerful narrative’.

The investigation was picked up across the national press – including the Times, the Telegraph, ITV news, the Daily Mail, Channel 5 News, the Daily Express, and the Sun. Pulse Editor Jaimie Kaffash was also on LBC Radio to discuss the findings.

With a membership of over 450 health and medical writers, broadcasters and editors, the MJA seeks promotes excellence in journalism.

Other recent wins for Pulse’s news, clinical and investigations team included two awards and one highly-commended at the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Talent Awards in June.