“Rising Star” and UoN Journalism student wins bursary to cover NHS conference

Second year multimedia journalism student, Bruna Tomsic has won the MJA-NHS confederation competition to cover the two-day annual conference and exhibition in liverpool.

In her entry, Bruna explained: “I am an aspiring trainee journalist from the University of Northampton, who likes to cover the uncovered and has a strong passion for health journalism.”

Bruna has always had a passion for reporting on health related issues which inspired her to make a mental health magazine (Headspace) for a university project which she used to apply for the bursary.

The NHS Confederation represents NHS leadership. They are the only body that brings together, the entire health and care system. They are there to help merge the employees of the NHS and the patients collectively.


At the conference Bruna is hoping to open herself to more connections within the health and wellbeing sector. With big names attending the conference, such as the UK’s health secretary Jeremy Hunt and Channel 4’s Health Correspondent, Victoria Macdonald, she is looking forward to wider education and understanding.


MJA Chair, Lawrence McGinty says: “Well done Bruna – it’s quite something to think that a magazine would be a good idea and then go out and create it.”