Merck Serono  Merck logosOne of our new sponsors, Merck Serono, sponsored a new award at the 2015 Summer Awards — Blogger of the Year.

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Elisabeth Prchla from Merck Serono (second from left) with the three commended bloggers, Jerome Burne, Richard Lehman and Katie Silver

The hotly-contested category was won by BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle (

But the contest was so tight that all three other short-listed entrants —  Jerome Burne (, Katie Silver (science and Richard Lehman ( — were commended by the judges.

Making the presentation, one of the judges Kat Arney, the science information manager at Cancer Research UK, praised the work of all the finalists but added: ‘Nick’s blog sets the bar high, providing clear, well-presented content on many important health topics.’


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