Published: 05/09/2002, Volume II2, No. 5812 Page 24

LHCCs in Scotland 19-20 September, Polmont, Falkirk

The Association of Local Health Care Co-operatives will hold its inaugural conference, entitled 'We have only just begun', to address the widening responsibilities of LHCCs and their influence on the changing agenda. Scottish health minister Malcolm Chisholm is the keynote speaker.

Details: Henri Foreman, 0131-623 2519.

Tackling hunger 20 September, London

Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, which has pioneered the community mapping approach to community involvement in tackling food poverty and social exclusion, is launching its latest report, Hunger from the Inside, at this seminar.

Details: Annie Seeley, 020-7837 1228.

Reprocurement of NHSnet 25 September, Birmingham 26 September, Leeds

The NHS Information Authority has planned a series of events on the 'Reprocurement of NHSnet' for those involved in managing IT within healthcare.

The aim is to give an overview of the current reprocurement project and enable delegates to feed back queries or suggestions.

Details: Catherine Coe, 01392-206 750.

Patient health records 29 September-2 October, Cardiff Bay

This year's annual national conference of the Institute of Health Record Information and Management will cover information governance, data quality, clinical information systems and paperless health records.

Details: Marianne Evans, 01792-703 279.

Antenatal education 3 October, Birmingham

'Antenatal education - but not as you know it!' is the title of the first annual Preparing for Parenthood conference, organised by Birmingham Women's Healthcare trust and the National Childbirth Trust.

The conference will target anyone from the voluntary or statutory sectors who is involved, or would like to be involved, in antenatal education.

Details: conference co-ordinator, 020-8832 7311.

Partnerships and beyond 3-4 October, Bristol

The Rural Mental Health Services Group is holdings its annual conference under the title 'Partnerships and beyond'.Workshops include electronic patient records, inpatient services and services in rural areas.

Details: Terry Teal, 0191-413 9750.

Pregnancy loss 3 October, Oxford 10 October, Manchester

'Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby' is a one-day MIDIRS workshop for professionals, both hospital and communitybased, who offer support to women, their partners and families.

Details: MIDIRS, 0800-581 009.

Pain management 7 October, Manchester

Talking Life is organising a one-day seminar on 'How to set up and run a pain management programme', aimed at showing that they do not have to be run from big hospitals with big budgets.The seminar is evidence-based and arises from experience and research at the Walton centre for neurology pain management programme.

Details: Anna Percival or Wendy Lloyd, 0151-632 0662.

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.