MSD supported Feature of the Year (broadcast) in the 2017 MJA Awards. Barbie Maclaurin, from Raw TV won the Award for The drug trial emergency at the hospital, a BBC 2 Drama Documentary. Judges said this was a “gripping story” which “raised important ethical and professional issues”.
At the 2016 MJA Awards, MSD sponsored Feature of the Year (specialist audience) which was won by John Illman, for The Danger of A Second Opinion, which was published in the British Journalism Review.
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The company has been a long-standing supporter of the MJA Awards, and at the 2015 Summer Awards they sponsored Best Young Journalist, which was won by Will Hazell of the Health Service Journal.
His entry included an exclusive expose of the flawed system the Care Quality Commission used to hire inspectors; problems with the inspection system and “deeply troubling” emails from HealthWatch England which suggested it was using its position to influence procurement decisions.
At the 2015 Winter Awards MSD sponsored Best Column or Opinion Piece which was won by Daniel Sokol for Beware the lies of patients on thebmj.com. Diane Wass made the presention on behalf of MSD. The company also sponsored Best Young Journalist at our 2014 Summer Awards.