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Making the links 13 March, London 21 March, Birmingham Care & Repair England is holding a conference on 'Making the links: exploring innovative joint approaches to meeting the housing, health and care needs of older people'. The event is aimed at national policy-makers, key academics, local strategic planners, those delivering innovative services and active older people.

Details: Care & Repair, 0115-982 1527.

Reducing inequalities 20 March, Duxford 23 March, Totnes 26 March, Birmingham The South East Public Health Observatory and Oxford University's department of social policy and social work are holding workshops on a health poverty index study commissioned by the Department of Health.

Details: Louise Farmer, 01865-226835.

Genetics and deafness 26 March, London 'Genetics and deafness' is a conference organised by the UK Council on Deafness and medical research charity Defeating Deafness to develop a better understanding of the future of genetics services. It will debate the ethical dimension and finding common ground.

Details: UK Council on Deafness,020-7689 2080.

Trauma counselling 28 March, London An introduction to using cognitive-behavioural imagery work in trauma counselling is a Mole Conferences half-day multidisciplinary seminar for all mental health professionals. The techniques include using imagery for relaxation purposes and for taking control of feared situations.

Details: administration, 01273-242 634.

European healthcare 28 March, London A conference on 'Healthcare in Europe: learning from diversity' is organised by Professor Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and aims to bring together research from a range of areas and which places the UK in a wider European context.

Details: Royal College of Physicians,020-7935 1174.

Primary care premises 29 March, Birmingham The Nexus primary care premises conference will attempt to answer questions such as how the NHS will meet the demands being made on frontline surgery services, when the primary care estate is already short of space and in need of updating?

Details: Roslyn Wheeler, 01926-854455.

Mental health act 3 April, London The National Schizophrenia Fellowship is holding a best practice conference on the 'Review of the Mental Health Act: the white paper explained'.

Details: Joanna Dinneen, 020-8547 9202.

Intermediate care solutions 3 April, London A workshop for managers, run by North West London Hospitals trust's collaborative care team, focuses on early discharge and prevention of admission.

Details: Sheila Patel/ Angela Goddard/Sandra Henry,020-8453 2233.