Keeping Wales safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of diagnostics, surveillance and evidence-base to inform policy decisions

Learn more Register now Add to Calendar 06/16/2022 02:00 PM 06/16/2022 03:00 PM Europe/London Keeping Wales safe during the COVID-19 pandemic Location of the event
Thursday 16 Jun 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

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Your monthly invitation to hear from world leading experts in health surveillance research. The series will focus on statistical modelling and machine learning approaches, policy responses and international best practice in responding to national health emergencies.

Presented by The Turing/RSS Lab: Supporting the UKHSA

About the event

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic tested each nation’s ability to mount a rapid response to control transmission.

In Wales, a system-wide response was quickly designed and established to ensure adequate services were in place for diagnostics, surveillance and prevention and control. New technology and services were rapidly mobilised, often without prior experience of implementation in terms of scale and magnitude.

Throughout this period, Public Health Wales, as the national institute for public health in Wales, worked closely with Welsh Government to inform policy and strategy decisions, relying on the outputs of surveillance and the ever-changing evidence base.

This lecture will provide an account of the challenges of rapid implementation and making decisions with uncertain science.


Opening remarks: Fergus Cumming (UKHSA) and Dr Alisha Davies (Turing)

Presentation by: Dr Fu-Meng Khaw (Public Health Wales)


Closing remarks: Dr Alisha Davies (Turing)

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Dr Fu-Meng Khaw

National Director of Health Protection and Screening Services & Executive Medical Director for Public Health Wales.

Fergus Cumming

Deputy Director of Advanced Analytics and Chief Economist of the UKHSA