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Dr Chris Steele MBE and Dr Michael Mosley honoured in inaugural British Health Journalism Awards

7th October 2016

Popular TV doctors Dr Chris Steele MBE and Dr Michael Mosley were recognised for their outstanding contribution to health journalism today, at the first British Health Journalism Awards.

This Morning’s resident GP Chris Steele was awarded Outstanding Contribution to Health Journalism and BBC presenter Dr Michael Mosley was named People’s Health Champion.

Winners received their awards at a ceremony in central London. The event, sponsored by the not-for-profit health and wellbeing provider, Benenden, celebrated the country’s best in health writing, broadcasting and online journalism.

Dr Steele picked up his award during a gala lunch at London’s National Theatre. Judges said: "Dr Chris Steele has made a truly exceptional contribution to the UK’s health in his career, and continues to tackle important health issues today."

Other award-winners include Daily Express advice columnist Dr Rosemary Leonard, The Guardian’s health editor Sarah Boseley and filmmaker Rowan Deacon, whose documentary How to Die: Simon’s Choice sensitively tackled the issue of assisted dying.

Judges included health journalist, NHS doctor, campaigner and comedian Dr Phil Hammond, Dr Max Pemberton editor of Spectator Health and Dr Dawn Harper, of Embarrassing Bodies.

Lawrence Christensen, Group Marketing Director of sponsor Benenden, said: "For us, great healthcare journalism isn’t just about scare stories; it’s about positive, inventive ideas and new visions of the future.

"Benenden approaches the important debate about the NHS and this country’s health needs from a different angle, one where we believe that our mutual membership model – we are owned by our members – offers a solution to many of the challenges that the health system faces. This model could work in partnership with the NHS, sharing responsibility for many non-emergency and elective needs.

"Because we look at the health system from this alternative point of view, we are interested in others who do the same. We believe that it is important to have a serious, forward-thinking, and grown-up discussion about the UK health system.

"And that’s what these inaugural British Health Journalism awards are all about."

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