Published: 30/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5807 Page 33

Cancer services 24 June, London 27 June, Durham 1 July, Manchester

The NHS Modernisation Agency is organising national booking programme workshops on 'Cancer services collaborative' to link good practice in cancer services and redesigned booking services, including case studies, research into practice and challenges and successes. The workshops are aimed at general and service managers in trusts, as well as booking and cancer services collaborative managers.

Details: Emma Cank, 0116-222 5146.

Public health 25-28 June, Southport

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine's annual scientific meeting offers sessions covering the following areas: child health, inequalities and community development, public health intelligence, communicable disease control, regionalism transport and air quality, international public health, and education and training.

Details: Karen Tidy, 020-7935 0243.

Improving communication 26 June, Edinburgh

'Communicating for health' is a Scottish NHS Confederation conference bringing together senior healthcare representatives with local government, the voluntary sector, industry and other partners to consider how better communications in the health service can help improve patient care and staff morale and achieve change.

Details: Lorna Pratt, 01786-434 940.

Accountancy with health 26 June, East Midlands

The Institute of Chartered Accountants' doctors group is holding a training course covering aspects of doctors' pay and how to give added value to their doctor clients.

Details: Jo-ann Lovatt, 01782-713 700.

Rights and diversity 27 June, London

'Promoting rights and diversity' is an Age Concern training course where managers can explore issues relating to difference and discrimination, and begin to develop their role in promoting effective systems and structures to support others' rights. It will look at discrimination based on different abilities, age, class, creed, culture, gender, health status and others.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Men's health 27 June, Coventry

Warwick University's institute of health, together with the Men's Health Forum, is holding a conference on 'Sex, gender and men's health' for those interested in or currently researching and working within this field. The aim is to develop a shared perspective that can contribute to the development of policy and practice designed to improve men's health, reduce health inequalities and promote access to appropriate healthcare.

Details: Nihid Iqbal, 024-7657 4098.

Mental health services 27-28 June, Brighton

The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health's annual summer conference will discuss 'Evidence-based practice - developing capability in mental health service provision'.

Discussions will focus on integrated care, while at the same time provide an enabling context for implementing best practice and developing staff.

Details: Sarah Lord, 020-7827 8384.

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.