The winners of the Guild of Health Writers Health Writing Awards were announced last week with prizes for Reader’s Digest, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph.
“I was amazed by the wide range and standard of all of the articles. To have a record number of 300 entries is a real achievement,” said Dr Michael Dixon, president of the Guild, in a press release.
“In these difficult economic times, it’s even more important that we recognise the achievements of our peers and encourage journalists to produce work that will be widely read and appreciated,” Paul Dinsdale, chair of the Guild committee and one of the judges, added.
The winner of the best online health contribution was Fergus Walsh for ‘Fergus on Flu‘ (BBC.co.uk, June 26 2008).
Best National Newspaper Health Feature:
Jane Feinmann, ‘When A Trainee Surgeon Was Let Loose On This Little Girl’ (Daily Mail, June 6 2009)
Best consumer Magazine Health Feature:
Susannah Hickling, ‘Don’t Get Sick After Dark’ (Reader’s Digest, November 2007)
Best Trade and Specialist Publication Feature:
Christian Jarrett, ‘When Therapy Causes Harm’ (The Psychologist Magazine, January 2008)
Best Regional Newspaper Health Feature:
Clare Semke, ‘Fighting Alzheimer’s’ (The Portsmouth News, March 23 2009)
Best Freelance Feature:
Jane Feinmann, ‘When A Trainee Surgeon Was Let Loose On This Little Girl’ (Daily Mail, June 2009