Morris Picks up Health Media Prize

An article in the Edinburgh Evening News has earned its author a prize at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of the health media.

At the Guild of Health Writers Awards 2010, Adam Morris took the title, 'Best Regional Publication Feature', for an article headed, 'Mum’s tragic plea: Don’t let me die in here'. The article, published in April, was about people suffering from dementia and the impact on their families.

The full list of winners and runners-up reads: 

Best Trade/Specialist Feature

Winner: Janet Wright – Party without pain, Frontline

Runner up: Deborah Cohen with Channel 4 – Complications: tracking down the data on oseltamivir, BMJ

Best Regional Publication Feature

Winner: Adam Morris – Mum’s tragic plea: Don’t let me die in here, Edinburgh Evening News

Runner up: Warren Manger – Richard’s medical marvels, Coventry Telegraph

Best Health Campaign

Winner: Edward Davie – Private firms refuse to treat patients with mental illness, BMA News

Runner up: Miranda Akhurst, Paula Pohja & Jenny Hiley – Which? NHS hospital car parks campaign

Best Online Health Feature

Winner: Kate Kelland – Special report: In austere times can bribery be healthy?

Runner up: Ellen Widdup – Positive mental attitude – a way back to health

Best TV Health Programme

Winner: Jane Hughes – Alzheimer’s, BBC News

Runner up: Dorothy Byrne – Dispatches: What’s in your Breakfast, Channel 4

Best Consumer Magazine Feature

Winner: Anna Magee – Can you buy time on your biological clock?, Marie Claire

Runner up: Susannah Hickling – I guess that’s why they call it the Hughes, Reader’s Digest

Best National Newspaper Feature

Winner: Patrick Strudwick – The ex-gay files, The Independent

Runner up: Robin Mckie – How US became hooked on prescription drugs, The Observer

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Dr Chris Steele

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