Helen McArdle

Health Correspondent

Helen McArdle is the Health Correspondent for The Herald. She joined in 2008 and went on to become a news reporter and transport correspondent. Since 2020, her focus has been on the impact of the pandemic on the NHS. Ms McArdle’s journalism honours include News Story of the Year at the Medical Journalism Association awards and she was also named Health & Science Reporter of the Year at the British Journalism Awards in 2018 for The Herald’s coverage of NHS Tayside’s use of charity donations to cover general spending. She was named Specialist Reporter of the Year at the 2022 Scottish Press Awards and picked up the Stephen White Award for the Reporting of Science in a Non-Science Context at the Association for British Science Writers awards.

Helen McArdle is the Health Correspondent for The Herald. She joined in 2008 and went on to become a news reporter and transport correspondent. Since 2020, her focus has been on the impact of the pandemic on the NHS. Ms McArdle’s journalism honours include News Story of the Year at the Medical Journalism Association awards and she was also named Health & Science Reporter of the Year at the British Journalism Awards in 2018 for The Herald’s coverage of NHS Tayside’s use of charity donations to cover general spending. She was named Specialist Reporter of the Year at the 2022 Scottish Press Awards and picked up the Stephen White Award for the Reporting of Science in a Non-Science Context at the Association for British Science Writers awards.

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Households face 'huge gap' between average incomes and £166k cost of raising a child

Campaigners have warned that a "huge gap" remains between the cost of raising a child in Scotland and actual family incomes, despite lower childcare costs compared to England. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland said it was "bitterly disappointing" that the Scottish child payment has not yet been raised to the £30 per week promised by First Minister Humza Yousaf during his campaign for the SNP leadership.