Published: 15/08/2002, Volume III, No. 5818 Page 32

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.

Scrutiny workshop 13 September, 16 December, Manchester The Health and Social Care Act 2001 introduced a formal process of scrutiny of NHS organisations by local government. The Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management is holding a 'Scrutiny workshop' to explore the concepts, potential uses and abuses and the integration of scrutiny into overall performance assessment.

Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

Freedom of information 17 September, Trowbridge Advancing Business and Morgan Cole are running an interactive learning day focusing on the impact of the freedom of information legislation, helping healthcare organisations manage the process of meeting their statutory obligation to produce a publication scheme. It will include simulating the experience of people making a freedom of information request.

Details: Dr Dilys Jones, 07810-754 637.

Intermediate care 18 September, London A Nexus conference on 'Reforming intermediate care and rehabilitation services - towards dignity and independence for older people' reviews the milestones achieved and offers an assessment of the structure of care management, supported by case studies to identify best practice and innovation in service delivery.

Details: Charlie Wood, 020-7439 7700.

Mental health 19-20 September, Leeds The Andrew Sims Centre for Professional Development, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is organising a two-day course on the Mental Health Act, 'Current developments in mental health legislation'.

Details: Course administrator, 0113-305 6044.

Back to work 23 September, London 'Back to work: overcoming the barriers' organised by the Carers UK training unit examines appropriate services and training that can help carers to return to work, and gives an opportunity to share experiences.

Details: Carers UK training unit, 020-7566 7632.

Nurse prescribing 24 September, Derby De Montfort University is running a national conference on extended nurse prescribing, 'Mental health services and prescribing'.

Details: Central Conference Consultants, 0115-916 3104.

Nutrition conference 26 September, Chelmsford Keynote speakers at the nutrition conference organised by Anglia Polytechnic University include Paul Cryer, programme manager at the Department of Health, Richard C.Wilson, director of nutrition and dietetics at King's College Hospital trust, and Jayne Nelson, nutrition therapist at the British Association of Nutritional Therapists.

Details: Mary Langford, 01245-493 131 ext 4070.

Challenge of threat?

27 September, Southampton Southampton City primary care trust and Southampton city council are arranging a conference on 'Asylum seekers and refugees:

challenge or threat?' to share their experience of providing for the practical needs of asylum seekers.

Details: Ann Duell, 023-8033 6991.