HSJ senior correspondent Shaun Lintern has been named specialist journalist of the year at the prestigious British Journalism Awards.
Shaun, who covers patient safety and workforce, was nominated for his work on major stories including:
- Watchdog resigns over deputy’s sexual harassment cover-up
- Investigations launched into Stafford Hospital death ‘cover up’
- Huge leak reveals BMA plan to ‘draw out’ junior doctors dispute
The awards judges said: “Shaun Lintern clearly knows his beat inside out. This was good, investigative journalism which had consequences. His reporting prompted the resignation of the parliamentary and health service ombudsman, forced the health secretary to intervene over poor care which contributed to the death of a child and exposed a plot by junior doctors to drag out their dispute with the government.”
The huge leak of WhatsApp messages between members of the British Medical Association junior doctors’ committee during the contract dispute with the government was also nominated for scoop of the year.