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Staff motivation 15 January, Barnsley 25 January, Norwich Age Concern is holding a training course on 'Motivating staff and team building'.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503660.

Coronary heart disease 16 January, London 23 January, York 30 January, Cardiff A Lynda Price Associates event on 'Achieving evidence-based coronary heart disease objectives' is aimed at all members of the primary care team, such as prescribing advisers, prescribing lead clinicians, chief executives, nursing specialists, drugs and therapeutics committee chairs and CHD leads. The event will cover the evidence base for secondary prevention of cardiac disease, with a practical focus on learning from established good practice.

Details: Lynda Price, 01582-461660.

Integrated medicine 23-24 January, London An integrated medicine conference discussing 'Can alternative medicine be integrated into mainstream care?' is jointly organised by the Royal College of Physicians and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health/USA.

Details:020-7935 1174 ext 436/300/252.

Introduction to finance 1 February, London The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is running an 'Introduction to social services finance' one-day course aimed at both NHS and local authority finance teams.

Details: Alexandra Aarons, 020-7543 5751.

Mental health 2 February, London 'Going the extra mile:

supporting people with Down's syndrome who develop dementia' is a Mental Health Foundation conference. Key themes include the risk of dementia; diagnosis and current medical treatments for adults with Down's syndrome; psychological interventions and the use of dementia care-mapping;

supporting people in community settings; raising the possibility of dementia with families, carers and the person with Down's syndrome; and loss and bereavement in services for people with learning disabilities.

Details: conferences, 020-7535 7461/7455.

Neuro-linguistics 6 February, Llandudno 7 March, Cardiff The NHS Staff College Wales is arranging a conference on 'Steps to emotional intelligence using the tools of neuro-linguistic programming', offering an interactive and practical opportunity to discover and explore the fundamental steps of NLP.

Details: Susan Court, 01656-753034.

Patient surveys 8 February, Birmingham Birmingham University's health services management centre is holding a seminar on 'Patient surveys revisited: from shifting sands to solid ground?' which will examine the progress made in overcoming problems associated with patient surveys, looking at several 'off the shelf ' questionnaires and software which can be used for in-house questionnaire development.

Details: Ingrid Leeman, 0121-414 7058.