About this event

  • Date and time Thu 27 May 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

This episode will look at media reporting during the pandemic, covering how facts and messaging about the virus and our safety have been communicated.

Chaired by Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4 News Health and Social Care editor, our guests are Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health in Leicester, Robin McKie, science and environment editor for the Observer, and Dr David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics and general internal medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The panel will discuss the flow of information from scientists through government to the public, their experiences reporting and communicating the pandemic, the strengths and weaknesses of the coverage, and the role that healthcare professionals have played.

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Key speakers

Victoria Macdonald

Health and Social Care editor, Channel 4 News

Professor Ivan Browne

Director of Public Health, Leicester

Robin McKie

Science and environment editor, the Observer

Dr David Oliver

Consultant in geriatrics and general internal medicine, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust



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

Special rates for difficult times

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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