Integrated care pathways 20 April, Dublin 23 April, Belfast Integrated Care Pathways is holding a workshop on 'Implementing integrated care pathways to improve clinical practice' to give clarification and guidance on how to use variations to bring about change.

Details: Sue Middleton, 01244-545042.

Children's health 23 April, London A National Children's Bureau conference on 'Eradicating child poverty and improving children's health'will feature the chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown speaking on the government's aims on child poverty and health.

Details: conference and events department,020-7843 6042/40.

Negotiating skills 24 April, Manchester 'Essential secrets of negotiation for primary care groups and primary care trusts' is an Institute of Healthcare Management seminar aiming to improve the ability to make things happen, even against all odds.

Details: Tracey Greenaway, 020-7881 3293.

NHS information strategy 25 April, Birmingham 'From information for health to building the information core' is an IFM Healthcare study day in conjunction with the King's Fund to discuss the NHS information strategy and its impact on health libraries.

Details: Pat Spoor, 0113-206 6673.

Pharmacy for the future 25 April, London 'Pharmacy in the future - implications for pharmacists working in primary and secondary care' is the title of this year's annual pharmacy management seminar and will be chaired by the Department of Health's chief pharmacist, Dr Jim Smith, who is responsible for the implementation of the pharmacy plan.

Details: Samantha Butler, 0118-984 4977.

NHS careers 25 April, Wolverhampton Wolverhampton health action zone is organising a 'Career opportunities in the NHS' conference, aimed at careers advisers in the West Midlands and employment service staff to disseminate information on careers in the health service.

Details: Narinder Moor, 01902-444 441.

Independent living 25-26 April, Glasgow Independent Living Scotland is a free exhibition of products and services that aid daily living and is organised by Emap Healthcare. Seminar topics include 'the future of equipment services' and 'the integration of health and social services'.

Details: ticket hotline, 0870-429 4372.

Public health lecture 26 April, Manchester The public health Chadwick Lecture on 'Foods standards'will be given by the deputy chair of the Foods Standards agency, Suzi Leather, and is organised by the Manchester Medical Society.

Details: Fiona Lamb, 0161-273 6048.

Pooled budgets 26 April, London The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is running a course about managing the pooled budget.

Topics include financial accountability and corporate governance.

Details: Alexandra Aarons, 020-7543 5751.