Lorraine Fraser is leaving her post as The Sunday Telegraph’s medical correspondent to live in Africa, where her husband is working on an aid programme.
She is to be replaced by Michael Day, health editor of the Daily Express.
Fraser began her career on General Practitioner magazine after graduating with a degree in biology. She was science writer and then science editor, and while there also started writing a column for The Times called Medical Briefing.
She then joined The Mail on Sunday where she worked for 14 years before joining The Sunday Telegraph in 2000. She won specialist writer of the year in 2000 and health writer of the year in 2002 at the British Press Awards.
Day has been at the Daily Express for two years, and prior to that he worked on the New Scientist as medical editor.