Published: 06/02/2003, Volume II3, No. 5841 Page 40

Primary care 5 March, London

'Primary care - flying high...' is this year's National Association of Primary Care conference and exhibition for those involved in commissioning and delivering healthcare.

Details: Sally Kitt, 020-7636 1253/1677

The principles of care 11 March, Bournemouth/ Winterbourne

An Age Concern training course on 'Understanding the principles of care' is designed for new care staff working directly with older people in either a residential, nursing or day-care setting.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Breastfeeding 11 March, London

'Leading a dynamic breastfeeding session' is a professional ConNeCT workshop and study day.

Details: National Childbirth Trust, 020-8993 3441.

Facilities management 17 March, London

Mid Career College is holding a course on 'Essential skills for facilities management' demonstrating methods of implementing and managing facilities management contracts, including guidance on maintenance issues.

Details: courses secretary, 01223-880 016.

Nurses in PCTs 17 March, London The NHS Alliance together with the Royal College of Nursing is holding a conference to consider how the development of primary care trusts has given nurses new opportunities to influence change in the NHS and redesign the way healthcare is delivered.

Details: Yvonne Hunter, 0121-248 3399.

Mental health law 18 March, London

A course on 'Carers and mental health law', organised by the Carers UK training unit, details the relevant legislation with a focus on the rights of individuals and their carers. Topics include guardianship and supervised discharge, the care programme approach, incapacity (the current law and proposals for reform), the national service framework for mental health, procedures under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the white paper on its reform.

Details: Chris Hockley, 020-7566 7632.

Leadership development 20-21 March, Warwick

University An NHSP conference on 'Leadership development - creating the capacity for modernisation'will provide leaders and leadership development practitioners with answers and actions to questions on the role of the NHS Leadership Centre, the reason of leadership and the future of the NHS leadership development.

Details: Wendy Coleman, 01275-395 451.

Learning disabilities 25 March, London

A conference with a difference to explore good practice for supporting people with learning disabilities who access and use hospital services: 'Learning from people... getting it right!' will be hosted by the learning disabilities programme of the Institute for Applied Health and Social Policy, King's College London, in partnership with Barnet primary care trust. Keynote speakers include chief nursing officer Sarah Mullally, and Rob Greig, director of the Valuing People Support Team.

Details: Natasha, 020-7848 3740.

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.