About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 May 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

This episode will look at the challenges of infectious disease control in secure locations like prisons and immigration centres, which carry a high risk for explosive outbreaks.

Our guests are Kate Davies, Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Referral Centres for NHS England, and Dr Éamonn O’Moore, National Lead for Health & Justice Team for Public Health England. 

In a discussion chaired by Dr Ike Anya, consultant in public health medicine and co-founder of Nigeria Health Watch, the panel will spotlight the pandemic experience in prisons, immigration centres and sexual assault referral centres, the challenges and successes therein, the impact on mental health and staff, and what the future holds.

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Key speakers

Dr Ike Anya

Consultant in public health medicine, co-founder, Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAfric and former Director of Public Health, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London

Dr Éamonn O’Moore

National Lead for Health & Justice for PHE, Director of the UK Collaborating Centre, WHO Health in Prisons Programme, Senior Responsible Officer for COVID-19 Response in Adult Social Care, Public Health England

Kate Davies

Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Referral Centres, NHS England



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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