Published: 16/01/2003, Volume II3, No. 5838 Page 36

Outcome scales 23 January, London

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' research unit is organising a one-day training course on 'The use of health of the national outcome scales'.

Details: Emma George, 020-7227 0825.

Cancer symptoms 23-24 January, London

A conference forming part of Barts and the London Medical School's UK key advances in clinical practice series will examine the evidence for clinical treatment and services organisation for patients living with cancer. It will cover weakness and fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, depression, anorexia, nurse prescribing, withholding/withdrawing treatment and the last 48 hours of life.

Details: Liz Hood, 020-8525 8660.

Magnet status 3 February, Rochdale

The newly merged Pennine Acute Hospitals trust is holding an open day on 'Magnet designation - Rochdale Hospital - introduction to the journey'.

Details: Louise Williams, 0161-778 5382.

Nurse consultants 12 February, Manchester

A programme that seeks to help nurse and midwife consultants in their roles is being organised by the Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management. It aims to encourage the sharing of ideas and to work on common problems and build up a network of contacts.

Details: Lorraine Lander, 0161-275 2918.

Facilities management 14 February, Sheffield

'Integration of facilities management, professional facilities management and whither facilities management - where is it going?' is a Sheffield Hallam University event arranged by its facilities management graduate centre and aimed at healthcare facilities and estate managers.

Details: Louise Smith, 0114-225 4565.

European quality 18 February, London

The exchange between the UK and the rest of Europe of patients, clinical staff and technology suggests that we need to have compatible assumptions and measures of quality. The Royal Society of Medicine's quality in healthcare forum is holding a meeting on 'Quality in healthcare: a European concern' to explore how healthcare standards are defined, assessed and improved around Europe and what we can learn from our European neighbours.

Details: Laura Milne, 020-7290 3942.

Age discrimination 20 February, Birmingham

An Age Concern training course on age discrimination is designed for staff and volunteers working with older people in residential, day care and community settings who need to address the age discrimination issues in the national service framework for older people. The course aims to enable participants to develop a greater understanding and identify action points.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Public health 27 February, Manchester

The Manchester Medical Society public health forum is holding a free meeting on 'Presentations of work in public health in the North West'.

Details: Fiona Lamb, 0161-273 6048.

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