Published: 30/01/2003, Volume II3, No. 5840 Page 40

Public sector secretaries 20-21 February, Birmingham

A Local Government Chronicle seminar has been organised for top secretaries/personal assistants working in the public sector who would like to establish networks with UK public sector colleagues Details: Chloe Smith, 020-7874 0307.

Management challenge 25-26 February, Manchester

The Institute of Healthcare Management is holding a twoday seminar to examine the opportunities for healthcare professionals to rethink and redesign the structure of intermediate care. The 'Management challenge' will be practical and highly interactive and is appropriate for all levels of healthcare professionals in this area.

Details: Tracey Greenaway, 020-7881 3293.

Clean hospitals 5 March, London

The Southern Health Service Facilities Management research and application forum is arranging a workshop on 'Clean hospitals and better hospital food - where are we and what is the way forward'.

Details: Daryl May, 0114-225 4106.

Doctor-patient relationship 6 March, London

'Doctor-patient relationship: is it good enough' is a half-day conference jointly organised by the Royal College of Physicians and the NHS clinical governance support team. It will explore why relationships break down, with views and experiences of patients themselves, and will discuss the way forward to strengthen and improve contact between patients and doctors.

Details: RCP, 020-7938 1174 ext 300.

Learning disability forum 7 March, London

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' research unit is organising a forum, 'Clinical audit in learning disability services'. It aims to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas on clinical audit in learning disability services. It is open to those working in clinical audit, clinical effectiveness or research and development.

Details: Kim McLellan, 020-7227 0839.

Cancer services 7 March, Birmingham

A cancer services collaborative conference on 'Modernising cancer services - excellence in patient care' will offer clinical teams and others involved in redesigning cancer services an opportunity to share and debate what can be achieved for cancer patients in England.

Details: events department, 01883-344 799.

The new consultant 7 March, Liverpool

'The new consultant' is a oneday event organised by the British Association of Medical Managers for consultants with little or much experience, looking at appraisals, support and managing risk. Plenary presentations will be combined with small workshops and a discussion forum.

Details: Nick Pampakas, 0161-474 1141.

Personality disorders 12-13 March, Leeds

'Improving personality disorder services from strategy to delivery' is an Andrew Sims Centre event, promoting discussion of the national strategy and its implications for general adult mental health service delivery and speciality services.

Details: Andrew Sims Centre, 0113-305 6044.

Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Uli Jaeger, HSJ , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 020-7874 0254.

E-mail: uli. jaeger@emap. com Due to pressure on space, publication cannot be guaranteed.