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Motivating staff 8 February, Manchester 29 March, Canterbury Age Concern training is holding a seminar on 'Motivating staff and team building' for people in the care sector to examine different ways of motivating people, explore what makes a team effective and efficient and assess the current motivation of their staff.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503660.

Implementing the NHS plan 15 February, Birmingham 'Mastering the art of change - implementing the NHS plan' is a workshop organised by Birmingham University's health services management centre to discuss change management and organisational development as well as review a number of case studies of successful change.

Details: Sarah Stewart, 0121-414 3086.

Nursing conference 16 February, Grays/Essex South Essex Mental Health and Community Care trust is inviting nurses who would like to achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the changing opportunities in the new NHS to a national conference. 'Leading the way' will offer information on the future of nursing and nursing developments, nurse leadership, systematic practice development and evidence-based care in action.

Details: Carol Caldon, 01375-364451.

Public involvement 23 February, Glasgow 6 April, Aberdeen The Scottish national initiative to develop public involvement in primary care, Designed to Involve, is organising a conference to discuss the issues affecting primary care staff in relation to public involvement. It will examine how the public can be involved in designing, delivering and monitoring primary care services.

Details: Graeme Waller, 0131-220 4101.

Antimicrobial resistance 28 February, London A Royal College of Physicians conference on 'Clinical implications of antimicrobial resistance' is targeted at practising physicians who need to know what the threats are, and how to respond to them.

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

Leadership and partners 2-3 March, Blackpool The Institute of Healthcare Management's north west region annual conference aims to explore what the future holds for the NHS following publication of the NHS plan for investment and reform.

Speakers at 'Leadership, partnership, ownership', will include IHM chief executive Stuart Marples, NHS commentator and broadcaster Roy Lilley, Professor Jean Faugier, north west region director of nursing and Andrew Foster, chair of Wigan and Leigh Hospital trust and member of the modernisation action team.

Details: Mrs Beth Taylor, 0161-787 4172.

Pension changes 7 March, Boroughbridge The Pay & Workforce Research members' club has invited Colin Pitcher of Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service to speak about the proposed changes to the pension scheme and their effects.

Details: Becky Bird, 01423-720200.