Published: 11/4/2002, Volume II2, No. 5800 Page 39

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.

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Chris West lecture 2 May, Westonbirt

The Institute of Healthcare Management South West's annual Chris West lecture is given this year by Modernisation Agency director David Fillingham.

Details: Louise Hardy, 01752-721 614.

GP appraisal 8 May, Newbury 9 May, Cheltenham 14 May, London

'GP appraisal - making it work for GPs and patients' is part of a medical management services workshop series supported by the Department of Health and the NHS Alliance.

Details: Helen Calley, 01225-333 711.

Health promotion theory 10 May, London

The annual Adams House health promotion theory seminar presents papers by professionals and academics on regeneration and health, public services and health promotion, community development, health for all approaches, history of public health, and lessons for today.

Details: Lee Adams, lee@bowerd. freeserve. co. uk Current issues 14 May, London

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is organising a lunchtime lecture on 'Current issues for the NHS' with Richard Douglas, director of finance at the Department of Health, focusing on recent developments and the major issues facing the NHS during this time of radical change.

Details: Kevin Parker, 020-7396 5877.

Targets for older people 16 May, Manchester 21 May, Cardiff 28 May, Birmingham

'Maximising evidence-based medicine and professional expertise in achieving targets for older people' is part of a free conference series for health professionals and relevant management personnel from primary and secondary care.

Details: Lynda Price, 01608-737 821.

Older people's medication 21 May, Harrogate

An Age Concern-organised course for care staff working with older people in a day care or residential/nursing setting. It will identify common drugs and their effects and explore the legal aspects of drug handling.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Freeing the NHS 21 May, Manchester

The Greater Manchester Socialist Health Association is holding an evening meeting on 'Freeing the NHS - how well do governments manage the health service?'with Dr Kieran Walshe, director of research at Manchester centre for healthcare management.

Details: Ruth Pushkin, 0161-286 1926.

Carers benefits 22 May, London 25 September, Manchester

A Carers UK introductory course on carers benefits will give an overview for workers who are new or returning to advising carers on benefits.

Details: carers training unit, 020-7566 7632.

Connecting 2002 22-24 May, Harrogate

'Connecting 2002' is the title of this year's NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition offering a mix of networking, interactive sessions and learning opportunities.

Details: Matthew Beard, 020-7959 7259.