Three Health Insurance
journalists won accolades at this year’s Medical journalist Awards.
The awards are designed to recognise journalists who have helped readers understand the complex fields of health and healthcare finance, and are open to entries from both trade and consumer titles.
Editor Samantha Barrett won third prize in the financing healthcare category for a feature on dual pricing published in the September 1999 issue of Health Insurance
. Allison Carvalho received a commendation for her feature on employee assistance programmes in the February issue of Health Insurance
. And Health Insurance’s
assistant editor Olivia Gunning received a special mention for a news analysis feature on the impact of hospital networks she wrote for the March issue.
The judging of the financing healthcare category was led by Walter Merricks, chief financial services ombudsman. Commenting on the judging, he said: “The standard of all this year’s entries was again impressively high, making the judges’ job really difficult. Nevertheless among the pieces submitted there were some outstanding examples of journalism at its best.”