PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

27 January, London

Positive people management, a Gate House conference, will look at managing and overcoming negativity at work. Course content includes coping with change, helping people handle pressure, clarifying differences between goals and visions, and getting co-operation and commitment from others.

Details: Francois Smit, 0171-726 4311/251 6889.

CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH

28 January, London

The standing advisory group on consumer involvement in the NHS research and development programme is holding a 'learning conference' for consumer and specialist interest organisations, NHS managers and professionals. Research: what's in it for me? will explore the issues surrounding consumer involvement in health research and how it can improve the quality and delivery of health services.

Details: Sue Weston, 01865-226917.

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

28 January, London

Mind and ConNeCT are organising a conference on Working with postnatal depression: the mother's perspective to facilitate multi-disciplinary working with those affected by postnatal

depression.

Details: Mind's conference administrator, 0181-519 2122 ext 213.

PFI SEMINAR

29 January, London; 9 June, Leeds

Primary care and PFI is an NHS Estates seminar which aims

to explain the process of writing a successful business case,

emphasising in particular the need to achieve value for money

and the incorporation of best practice.

Details: Barbara Firth, 0113-254 7000.

MEASURING PATIENT CARE

18-19 February, Birmingham

Birmingham University's health services management centre is holding a two-day seminar on Performance measurement in the NHS: a new era? Speakers include health minister Baroness Jay.

Details: Kieran Walshe, 0121-414 3199/414 7050.

EPR SEMINAR

18 February, Burton-upon-Trent

Burton Hospitals trust has arranged an EPR information technology seminar to share its experiences on the implementation of electronic patient records. The event will include presentations on a number of IT-related topics.

Details: Lynne Broster, 01283-511511 ext 5944.