About this event

  • Date and time Tue 19 May 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 14 'Can the UK learn from Europe and, if so, what?' on Zoom here.

In each of the past two Prime Minister’s Questions very different views were expressed on the value of international comparisons on COVID-19 responses and outcomes.

In this webinar, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, will be joined by Professor Martin McKee CBE, past-President of the European Public Health Association, and Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Senior Advisor WHO EURO at the World Health Organisation, to discuss whether the UK can learn from others in Europe and, if so, what.

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be used in the future on various internet channels. All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.


Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Key speakers

Professor Martin McKee

Professor Martin McKee

Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; past-President of the European Public Health Association

Speaker's biography

Professor Martin McKee qualified in medicine in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with subsequent training in internal medicine and public health. He is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he co-directs of the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre that comprises the largest team of researchers working on health and health policy in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a unique partnership of universities, national and regional governments, and international agencies. 

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat

Senior Advisor WHO EURO at the World Health Organisation

Speaker's biography

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat is the Director for Country Health Policies and Systems at the WHO Regional Office for the European Region and Past President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).


She previously held various senior positions at the Ministry of Health in Malta, including that of Chief Medical Officer. She is also a Resident Academic at the University of Malta where her main area of research has been European Union health policy with a particular interest in small state health systems. She is also a member of the EU Expert Advisory Panel on Investing in Health.