We’re thrilled to announce that Cogora have received three nominations at this year’s Medical Journalist Association awards. Pulse Editor, Jaimie Kaffash, has been nominated as Editor of the Year, and Costanza Pearce and Ellie Philpotts have been nominated as Newcomers of the Year.

MJA Awards

Judges noticed Jamie’s quality journalism from a small staff with limited resources. They praised the professional and clearly presented investigations into both CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and doctors’ workload. They liked the description of short staffing and long hours contrasted with the thanks and admiration they now received.

Within the Newcomer of the Year category, judges liked the way Constanza got to grips with a big controversial issue in her first week at Pulse, managing the data with assurance and authority to tell an important story on the GP workforce’s faculty production line. They said the piece covers a range of complex concerns which she conveys with clarity, backed up by a strong case study.

For our third nomination, judges were impressed by the way Ellie highlighted an important concern as we see more GP consultations shift to a digital setting. They said she handles her interview material well and praised the fact her first ever story was picked up in a national paper.

The results of our three nominations at the Medical Journalist Association awards will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.