Jess Hacker, Senior Reporter for Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader, has won a PPA Next Gen Award 2023 which champions 30 of the most exciting rising stars in UK specialist media.

PPA Next Gen Award

Jess Hackers' string of exclusive stories investigating unspent general practice funding and the NHS competing with major international retailers for staff caught the judges’ eyes making Jess a worthy winner of the award which celebrates individuals whose achievements and skills are shaping the future of UK specialist media.

Jess Hacker started working at Cogora in February 2021 on media brands Healthcare Leader and Management in Practice, and moved to a role on award winning Pulse PCN in March 2022.

Healthcare Leader offers the latest news, interviews, features, roundtables and case studies focused on primary care at a system level in Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and their places.

Pulse PCN delivers news, views and analysis specifically for PCN clinical directors.

Jess trained in journalism at City, University of London and has previous experience at Exeter Medical School.

Formerly the PPA 30 Under 30, the newly rebranded PPA Next Gen Award, will host an event for winners on October 12.