Published: 13/06/2002, Volume II2, No.5809 Page 30

Counter-fraud workshops 2 and 23 July, London 9 July, Chester 11 July, Bath 16 July, York

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy better governance forum will be running a series of workshops on countering fraud across the public sector in England and Wales. The programme covers technical update, the investigation of fraud, fraud and counter fraud in IT, and an interactive workshop.Workshop facilitator is Derek Purdy, former head of the Audit Commission's anti-fraud and corruption unit.

Details: John Baker, 01733-573 963.

Schizophrenia event 3 July, Leeds

The Andrew Sims centre for professional development, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is organising an afternoon event on 'Psycho-social and medical intervention in schizophrenia: when is the right time to treat?'

Details: course administrator, 0113-305 6044.

Children's services 4 July, London

'How are we doing? Evaluating children's services' is a National Children's Bureau conference examining the importance of comprehensive and effective service evaluation, and how such a system can be used to bring about positive change in existing practices.

Details: NCB conferences, 020-7843 6040/6041.

Consultant appraisal 9 July, London

The Royal College of Physicians is holding a one-day conference on 'Consultant appraisal and revalidation', offering a practical insight into the development of an effective appraisal system for both appraiser and those being appraised.

Details: Melissa Denerley, 020-7935 1174 ext 436.

Advanced carers'benefits 9 July, London

The Carers UK training unit is arranging a course to develop the expertise of those who are already familiar with the benefits system but wish to deepen their understanding of carers' benefits.

Details: Chris Hockley, 020-7566 7632.

Health under capitalism 10 July, Manchester

'Health - a casualty of global capitalism' is the theme of an evening meeting run by the Greater Manchester Socialist Health Association, with Dr Steve Watkins, director of public health in Stockport.

Details: Ruth Pushkin, 0161-286 1926.

Palliative care 11 July, Birmingham 14 October, Manchester

The National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services and Help the Hospices are jointly running a workshop series on 'User involvement in palliative care'.

Details: Louise Gray, 020-7520 8209.

Event for GPs-to-be 11-12 July, Stratford-upon-Avon

The British Medical Association/ British Medical Journal conference unit is holding a 'National conference for GPs-tobe', describing and promoting the many and varied aspects of general practice. Themes are staying on top of your career, maintaining happiness and health throughout working life, and helping GPs-to-be shape the future of general practice.

Details: conference unit, 020-7383 6605.

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.