Category: Radio 4; News; Scotland
BBC journalists scooped four major prizes at the Norwich Union Healthcare Medical Journalism Awards 2005 yesterday, taking the prizes for Broadcast Television and Broadcast Radio in both the regional and national categories.
BBC Radio 4's Matthew Hill took the prize in the Broadcast Radio (National) category for a report on out of hours GPs and was presented with his award at a ceremony in London.
Fellow Radio 4 reporter John Waite received a special commendation in the same category for Face the Facts.
BBC News' Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh took the prize in the Broadcast Television (National) category for a report into polio in Nigeria.
Panorama reporter Liz Bloor also received a special commendation in the same category for her report in Secret Nurse.
Fergus Walsh said: "I was delighted to have won, and in particular for a report on polio, which is an important issue and does not get a great deal of publicity.
"I hope the report went some way to raising awareness and helps in the battle to eradicate the disease."
The Frontline Scotland team - reporter Ross McWilliam, producer Stephen Magee and researcher Claire Bothwell - were the winners in the Broadcast Television (Regional) category for a piece on the real cost of care.
Fellow BBC Scotland journalist Richard Wilson took first place in the Broadcast Radio (Regional) category for a report on 50 years of the Pill.
The awards are administered in conjunction with the Medical Journalists' Association.