Published: 20/03/2003, Volume II3, No. 5847 Page 37

Simulation in healthcare 31 March, Reading

An Operational Research Society simulation study group and the Southern OR Group are organising a joint meeting on 'Simulation in healthcare' to demonstrate how simulation can contribute to more effective health treatment and care.

Speakers for the event come from the health service and academia.

Details: Les Oakshott, 01454-884 897.

Shaping the future 2 April, London

'Shaping the future - creating innovative environments for improved patient wellbeing' is a half-day seminar for chief executives and senior healthcare managers involved in planning, finance, service delivery and estates to meet and share ideas.

Details: Jan Baird, 01793-881 946.

Skills for midwives 10-11 April, London

A Royal College of Midwives event on 'Leadership skills - influence your future'.

Details: Faye-Marie Dixon, 020-7312 3517.

Children living with HIV 7 April, London

The National Children's Bureau is holding a one-day multidisciplinary training course on 'Children first - meeting the needs of children and young people living with HIV'. The course is for professionals working in social services, health, education, youth service, health promotion, HIV sector, early years provision and voluntary organisations. The aim is to update current knowledge of HIV and raise the awareness of the impact of HIV on children, young people and families.

Details: Fiona Tyson, 020-7843 6040.

Going digital 24 April, Sandwell

Sandwell General Hospital is to host a seminar on moving over from film-based to digital imaging. Go Digital 3 will examine the technical, clinical and political issues involved and will also provide an opportunity to meet and discuss with others who have already made the transition.

Details: Georgina Wright/ Matt King, 01453-887 658.

Social care for adults 28 April, London 9 May, York

The Department of Health is sponsoring two regional seminars to disseminate the messages from its major research programme 'Outcomes of social care for adults'. The programme has covered all adult client groups and has important messages for policy and practice.

It comprises: developing new methodologies; employing methodologies, comparing cost and quality; and evaluating and reviewing the evidence.

Details: Patricia Steele/Liz Cyran, 0113-343 6909.

From client to citizen 28 April, London

A conference in partnership with London Voluntary Service Council and KeyRing, 'From client to citizen', will discuss how marginalised people can be supported to connect with the community.

Details: Pam Wilkinson, 0870-010 4933.

PCT commissioning 30 April, London

Chair of the NHS Alliance Dr Michael Dixon will be keynote speaker at 'Primary care trust commissioning - emerging best practice in the shift in the balance of power to primary care'.

Details: EC conferences, 020-7505 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 0265.

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