Norwich Union Healthcare announces 2005 medical journalism awards shortlist

Article date: 27 October 2005

Norwich Union Healthcare announced today the journalists thathave been shortlisted for a prize in the prestigious MedicalJournalism Awards organised jointly with the Medical Journalists'Association.

This is the fourteenth year that Norwich Union Healthcare hassupported the Medical Journalists' Association and it has provedanother popular year with a high number of quality entries.

The winners will be announced at The Medical Journalism Awardsceremony taking place at The Undercroft, Banqueting House, Londonon Monday 21 November 2005 at 6.30pm.

Each of the category winners will receive a first prize of£1,000 and a framed certificate, and the Best Newcomer winners inthe General Medical and Financing Healthcare categories will eachreceive £750 and a framed certificate.

Consumer Feature
Peter Aldhous, Nature
Simon Crompton, Body and Soul, The Times
Mark Henderson, Body and Soul, The Times
Graham Lawton, New Scientist
Jeremy Laurence, The Independent
Margaret McCartney, Financial Times
Mark Nicholls, Eastern Daily Press
Helen Pilcher, Nature
Jean Rafferty, Sunday Herald

Consumer News
Simon Crompton, Body andSoul, The Times
Mark Henderson, The Times
Nicholas Hodgson, Derby Evening Telegraph
Joanna Kowalski, Nottingham Evening Post
Jeremy Laurence, The Independent
Sam Lister, The Times

Trade News
Emma Baines, GP Newspaper
Nick Bostock, GP Newspaper
Ian Cameron, Pulse Magazine
Edward Davies, GP Newspaper
Nerys Hairon, Pulse Magazine
Sam Lister, The Times
Daniel Martin, Health Service Journal
Helen Mooney, Health Service Journal
Lisa Pritchard, Student BMA News
Emma Vere-Jones, Hospital Doctor

Trade Feature
Lucy Benson, GPMagazine
Rachel Bowden, GP Magazine
Mike Foster, BMA News
Nerys Hairon, Pulse Magazine
Peter Madigan, Cover Magazine
Daniel Martin, Health Service Journal
Prisca Middlemiss, GP Magazine
Deanna Wilson, European Healthcare Management

General Medical
Best Newcomer
Emma Brady, Birmingham Post
Lucy Benson, GP Magazine
Rachel Bowden, GP Magazine
Sarah Cole, Southern Daily Echo
Edward Davies, GP Magazine
Sam Lister, The Times
Daniel Martin, Health Service Journal
Lyndsay Moss, Press Association
Melanie Newman, Hospital Doctor
Emma Vere Jones, Hospital Doctor

Nick Bostock, GP
Joanna Lyall, Dental Practice Management
Peter Madigan, Cover
David Sawers, Health Insurance

Mark Andrew-Nicholls, EasternDaily Press
Matthew Hill, BBC News Online
Isabelle Kassam, The Sun
Moira O’Neill, Money Observer

Best Newcomer (Consumer)
Emma Brady,Birmingham Post
Faith Dewey, Daily Telegraph
Esther Shaw, Independent on Sunday

Best Newcomer (Trade)
Zoe Butt, MoneyManagement
Mike Foster, BMA News
Holly Williams, Money Management

Beth Eastwood, BBC Radio4
Anna Ford, BBC Radio 4
Matthew Hill, File on Radio 4
Vivienne Parry, BBC Radio 4
Rami Tzbar, BBC Radio 4
John Waite, BBC Radio 4
Richard Wilson, BBC Radio Scotland

Sarah Barclay, Panorama
Liz Bloor, Panorama
Eleanor Bradford, BBC Scotland
Peter Cullimore, ITV Wales
Dot Kirby, BBC News
Peter Lane, Channel 5 News
Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4 News
Vicky Marriott, ITV West
Michelle Maynard, West Eye View
Dorothy Parker, BBC Scotland
Sue Saville, ITV News
Nigel Thompson, BBC South East
Fergus Walsh, BBC News

Please note publications listed above are where the short listedarticles were published


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Notes to editors:

  • Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer. It is a leadingprovider of life, pensions and investment products and one of theleading Financial Adviser (FA) providers. FAs provide around 75%of the company's long-term savings business in the UK
  • Norwich Union has strategic alliances with building societiesand other leading UK brand names including Tesco Personal Financeand The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
  • Norwich Union’s news releases and a selection of imagesare available from Aviva's internet press centre at

About Norwich Union Healthcare

  • Norwich Union Healthcare was founded in 1990 as the healthcarearm of Norwich Union and now provides a range of income protectionand private medical insurance products that cover over 800,000lives. It is one of the largest providers of income protection andprivate medical insurance in the UK.
  • Member of the Association of British Insurers and theFinancial Ombudsman Service.

About The Medical Journalists' Association

  • The MJA is an independent professional association for anyonewho writes, edits or produces material on health or medicine inthe media. The current membership includes medical and healthcarejournalists, as well as doctors, nurses and therapists,contributing to national and provincial newspapers, specialist,business and consumer magazines, radio and television, the web andbooks.

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