Anna Sayburn has been promoted from science editor of Doctor, a weekly newspaper for GPs, to its deputy editor.
In addition she will also edit its fortnightly professional education supplement, Update.
Sayburn has worked at Doctor, published by Reed Business Information, for the past five years, with a spell as acting editor of Practice Nurse for six months last year.
She said: “I’m looking forward to editing Update. We are currently undertaking research to find out exactly what our readers want and need. When that is complete, we may make some changes.
“Alongside this I’ll still be writing clinical stories for Doctor. I’m glad to be staying on the title because I have learned so much over the years, including a whole new medical language.”
Before joining Reed Business Information, Sayburn worked on a number of local newspapers, including the Basingstoke Gazette and News Shopper.