• Annabelle Collins health category winner in MHP’s 2019 30 to Watch awards

HSJ’s workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins has been named one of the top 30 young journalists in the UK. 

Ms Collins is a winner in the health category of MHP’s 2019 “30 to Watch” awards. The judges praised her exclusive news stories, including reporting on bullying concerns at Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and revealing the extent of problems with junior doctors working beyond contract

Ms Collins joined HSJ in 2018 after four years at business title Chemist and Druggist.

The awards, now in their eighth year, received a record number of entries from young journalists, including from titles like CNN and the BBC. Entries were judged for their impact, innovation, imagination, integrity and impression.

A gold winner from each of the eight categories will be named at an awards event, to be held at News UK’s offices in London on 30 May. 

Judge, former gold winner and output editor at ITV News Finola Miles said: “At a time when journalism is more important than ever, it is really inspiring to see the sheer amount of young talent making its way through the ranks. Our top 30 clearly have a bright future ahead of them and should be very proud of themselves.”

Ian Kirby, head of MHP’s strategic media unit, added: “30 To Watch goes from strength to strength. I am overwhelmed by the quality and range of work that we have looked at this year. The awards night promises to be a fantastic occasion and I’m looking forward to meeting our 30 winners and congratulating them in person.”