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Nicolas Timmins was last night named National Health Journalist of the Year by the Medical Journalists Association for his coverage of the government’s NHS reforms.
He was awarded the prize at an event at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Tuesday.
Timmins, who has been the public policy editor since 2009, is the author of the award-winning book, The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State.
He has also written a history of the NHS and received a number of journalism awards. Timmins was named Journalist of the Year in the BMA awards in November 2002. In 2006 he won the Pensions Journalist of the Year in the ABI Financial Media Awards.