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Nursing and IT 13 February, London 'Sharing the experience:

informatics and research in healthcare practice' is a conference for nurses, therapists, information specialists, educators, researchers and members of the multidisciplinary team involved in nursing and health informatics, organised by the British Computer Society nursing specialist group and the Foundation of Nursing Studies.

Details: Foundation of Nursing Studies,020-7233 5750.

Children's health services 22 February, London The National Children's Bureau, together with the Institute of Child Health, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital are holding a joint event: 'Planning children's health services - a child health inequalities conference'.

Questions will include whether the NHS plan makes a difference to children in the UK, and whether there should be an NHS framework for children and young people.

Details: conference office, 020-7843 6040/41.

Social housing 23 February, London 'Race and housing: taking inclusion seriously' is a seminar on new ideas for social housing and is arranged by Room, the National Council for Housing and Planning.

Details: Mary Murphy, 020-7251 2363.

Care-sector marketing 23 February, Peterborough 27 February, London An Age Concern training course on 'Competing in the care market' is designed for all managers new to marketing, sales and income generation responsibilities in the care sector. The event explains the relevance of marketing techniques for the care sector, the component parts of a marketing strategy and marketing approaches relevant to your organisation.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503660.

Knowledge and belief 26 February, London A Mole mental health afternoon seminar on 'Illusion of knowledge and belief: a psychodynamic perspective' presents Michael Jacobs, author and editor of texts on psychotherapy and counselling, and independent consultant.

Details: conference office,01273-242 634.

Our National Health & AGM 27 February, Stirling The Institute of Healthcare Management in Scotland is holding a combined afternoon session on the progress of Scotland's national plan and the first statutory business meeting of IHM Scotland.

Details: Donald McNeill, 01292-280814.

Long-term conditions 28 February, London 'Partnerships for successful selfmanagement' is a conference on the outcomes and implications of the Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance's living with long-term illness project. The aim is to examine lay-led selfmanagement programmes as a vehicle for both individual change and building partnerships between people living with long-term conditions and their health and social care providers; also to provide health and social service providers and voluntary sector organisations with guidelines for establishing successful working partnerships.

Details: Cathryn Stokes, 01277-373797.