Published: 07/06/2002, Volume II2, No. 5808 Page 32

Risk management 25 June, London

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy better governance forum will be running its first 'National seminar on risk management' in the public sector. The keynote speaker is Ross Wraight, chief executive of Standards Australia International.

Details: John Baker, 01733-573 963.

Action on Alcohol 28 June, Newcastle upon Tyne

'The role of primary healthcare' is a one-day Action on Alcohol conference looking at some of the challenges facing those working in primary care and some of the possible solutions that could help primary healthcare professionals in relation to excessive alcohol consumption.

Details: Amanda Hope, 0191-241 4523.

Childhood bereavement 28-29 June, Birmingham

This year's Childhood Bereavement Network's annual conference will bring together professionals and volunteers working with and on behalf of bereaved children. It will discuss a variety of issues, including user involvement and best practice.

Other topics include how to support children who have survived bereavement through suicide, and the needs and views of young people living with HIV/AIDS.

Details: NCB conferences, 020-7843 6042/40.

Knowledge management 1 July, London

The Royal Society of Medicine, in association with the Health Libraries Group, is hosting an event on 'Knowledge management in practice'.

Details: Georgina Brodie, 020-7290 3856.

Cancer services 1 July, Manchester 9 July, Bristol

The NHS Modernisation Agency's national booking programme is holding a series of practical workshops on a 'Cancer services collaborative'.

It will link good practice in cancer services and the redesign of booking services, including case studies, research into practice and challenges and successes.

Details: Emma Cank, 0116-222 5146.

Pain management 1 July, London 7 October, Manchester

'How to set up and run an effective pain management programme for chronic pain' is a Talking Life seminar for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational healthcare staff and other health professionals wishing to set up a pain management programme.

Details:0151-632 0662.

GP appraisal 2 July, Preston 11 July, Sheffield

Medical Management Services is holding free workshops on 'GP appraisal - making it work for GPs and patients'.

Details: Helen Calley, 01225-333711.

Disability rights agenda 3 July, London

'Enabling practice: the disability rights agenda' is a multidisciplinary event seeking to address the question of disability rights and the role of health professionals. It provides an opportunity for practitioners and others to ensure that their services promote partnerships with their many disabled service users. Speakers include Michael Brothers, director of the Disability Rights Commission.

Details: Jane Edey, 029-2054 6491.

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