Next year sees the 10th anniversary of the Health Services Management Education Scheme by Open Learning programme. Over 15,000 managers have taken either the managing health services certificate or the health and social services management diploma.

The MESOL national office and the Open University are undertaking a study to look at the benefits to the individuals, their organisations and their users. If any of your readers would be prepared to talk to us about their experience of studying and the wider outcomes that followed, they can contact Rachel Saunders at MESOL National Office, The Manor House, 260 Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield S11 9PS, e-mail: mesolinfo@NHS-MTSandMESOL.demon.co.uk or fax: 0114-226 3001.

Tony Mapplebeck

MESOL National Office