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Guardian’s Sarah Boseley named Health Journalist of the Year… for the second time

The Health Editor of The Guardian, Sarah Boseley, has won the Medical Journalists’ Association award for “Health Journalist of the Year”. She also won the award in 2014.

Award judge Olivia Timbs, former editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, said that Sarah Boseley’s work was “unusual and of a consistently high standard. Her contributions ranged from an analysis of the use of ketamine that helped the international lobby prevent any restrictions in its use, to a piece about the tribulations of launching a clinical trial during the Ebola epidemic. The judges all agreed: she gives you a sense of adventure.”

Unfortunately, the award winner was unable to collect her trophy in person as she was one of the casualties of the transport strikes that prevented many invitees from attending the awards ceremony.

The award for “Editor of the Year” went to Jenni Middleton of Nursing Times. Judges said she had “demonstrated an impressive record in transforming the fortunes of the publication and its brand, as well as providing lively, thought-provoking, and relevant content for the readership.”

A new award for “Blogger of the Year” was won by the BBC’s Nick Triggle. Judge Kat Arney said: “Nick’s blog sets the bar high, providing clear, well-presented content on many important health topics.”