Published: 21/03/2002, Volume II2, No. 5797 Page 30

Dialogue or dictatorship?

11 April, London

The Royal Society of Medicine's quality in healthcare forum is holding a meeting on 'The primary care trusts - practical relationship: dialogue or dictatorship?'. It brings together national figures involved in the early development of PCTs to discuss these issues in plenary sessions and workshops.

Details: Laura Milne, 020-7290 3942.

NHS buildings 17 April, Birmingham

Norwich Union and Mill Group are inviting senior managers to an event entitled 'Shaping the future - innovative solutions to modernise NHS buildings'. This will look at the development and assessment of schemes in acute, health authorities and primary care trusts.

Details: Jan Baird, 01793-881946.

Future health workforce 17 April, London

'The future healthcare workforce' is a Health Links conference with a special focus on services for older people. It will consider the latest outcomes from the future healthcare workforce project, which was developed with all healthcare sectors, working with social services and the workforce development confederation.

Speakers include Judy Hargadon from the Modernisation Agency.

Details: Yvonne Hunter, 0121-248 3399.

Pharmacy teams 18 April, Bolton

The Greater Manchester workforce development confederation is holding a conference on 'Building the pharmacy team for the future through partnership'.

Details: Claire Grout, 0161-234 6170.

The new consultant 18 April, Leicester

A conference on 'The new consultant', organised by the British Association of Medical Managers, is intended for consultants within the first three years of appointment and specialist registrar grades currently looking towards consultant posts.

Details: BAMM, 0161-474 1141.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia 18 April, London 26 September, London

The George Marsh Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, part of North Middlesex University Hospital trust, is offering a free study day on 'The haemoglobinopathies and childbearing'.

Details: George Marsh Centre, 020-8442 6230.

Lifelong learning 23 April, London

'Lifelong learning - securing the future of the NHS' is a Health Quality Service conference on how lifelong learning impacts on the delivery of the government's modernisation agenda. President of the General Medical Council Professor Sir Graeme Catto is the keynote speaker.

Details: Geoffrey Boden, 020-7439 7700.

Mental health 23 April, Llandrindod Wells

A one-day conference on 'Psychological therapies for mental health in primary care' is being organised by Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care.

Details: Katy Rose, 01243-870 701.

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.