Published: 18/04/2002, Volume II2, No. 5801 Page 43

Accountancy with health 22 May, Worcestershire

A training course, one of a series held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants' doctors' group in the Midlands, will cover all aspects of doctors' pay and show accountants how to give added value to medical clients.Other topics include partnership agreements, personal medical services and superannuation.

Details: Jo-ann Lovatt, 01782-713700.

Palliative care 28 May, London

The National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services, the umbrella and representative body for hospice and palliative care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is presenting its recent findings on care at the end of life in multicultural Britain at 'Wider horizons'. The conference will promote dialogue, understanding and best practice in meeting the palliative care needs of people from different ethnic groups.

Details: Phillipa Casbon, 01491-652543.

Advocacy for carers 28 May, London '

Advocacy for carers: introduction' is a Carers UK course to provide an understanding of the role and principles of advocacy and to explore basic tools. Some knowledge of community care legislation and welfare benefits is required to get the most out of the event.

Details: training unit, 020-7566 7632.

Medicine and IT 30 May, London

The Royal Society of Medicine is holding a one-day conference on 'Making your GP practice healthy - medicine and IT'. Sessions are chaired by RSM director of information and services Ian Snowley and will deal with using IT to manage knowledge, business briefing and technical briefing.

Details: Natalie Barter, 020-7290 2965.

Women and mental health 30 May, Preston

A study day on 'Women and mental health' is being hosted by Lancashire postgraduate school of medicine and health and Central Lancashire University's faculty of health. The aim is to promote women's mental health in the perinatal period and to underline the problems of motherhood by hosting a multidisciplinary discussion of problems, possible solutions and future service provision.

Details: Emma Woodward, eawoodward@uclan. ac. uk

Therapy managers 4 June, Manchester

The Manchester centre for healthcare management, part of Manchester University, is holding a 'Therapy managers network'meeting to share ideas, work on common problems and build up a network of contacts across the country.

Details: Lorraine Lander, 0161-275 2918.

Doctors in Europe 9-13 June, London

'The World Organisation of Family Doctors and Europe 2002' is an event organised by the Royal College of GPs.

Details: Vicki Corenbloom, 020-7940 5522.

Breastfeeding 12, 13 and 27 June, London

A three-day course on 'Breastfeeding management' will provide health professionals with practical skills to implement best practice. It is arranged by the UNICEF UK baby-friendly initiative.

Details: Liz Craig, 020-7312 7652.

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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