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Child mental health 26 April, Birmingham A Nexus conference on 'Child mental health in primary care - getting it right' is aimed at all members of the primary care mental health team.

Details: Roslyn Wheeler, 01926-854 455.

Labour markets 1 May, Wolverhampton Wolverhampton health action zone is holding a conference on intermediate labour markets for nurse managers and human resource staff nationally, and also for local employment service staff and advice and guidance agencies. The event will disseminate information on employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people.

Details: Narinder Moor, 01902-444 441.

Prescribing guidelines 1 May, London 'Prescribing guidelines. . .

driving costs down or quality up. . . and whose decision is it anyway?' is the title of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Society's annual question time in the evening.

Details: Vivien Bennett, 01403-264 898.

Working relationships 2 May, London Room, the National Council for Housing and Planning, is organising a seminar on new ideas for social housing:

'Working relationships - housing and jobs'.

Details: Mary Murphy, 020-7251 2363.

Counselling in primary care 2 May, Kent 15 May, Darlington 17 May, Glasgow Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care is arranging training days on 'Clinical assessment and referral protocols for primary care counsellors', covering new client assessment, referral guidelines, legal issues and contracts.

Details: Katy Rose, 01243-870 701.

Public-sector management 2-3 May, Harrogate 'Managing people in the public sector: realities and practicalities' is a Pay & Workforce Research seminar for participants from the local government, health and education sector. Topics include: using competencies to manage performance; valuing public sector work; leadership styles for public services; how changes in employment law will affect the public sector;

and funding the equal pay taskforce.

Details: Becky Bird, 01423-720 200.

Dementia update 3 May, London An Age Concern course for senior staff and managers will enable participants to build on their existing knowledge relating to dementia, examining the causes, classifications and stages of dementia and discussing practical strategies for supporting the needs of people suffering from the illness, including validation therapy.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503 660.

Clinical governance 3 May, Taunton 'Changing primary healthcare clinical governance in action' is a conference organised by Somerset Coast primary care trust. Its keynote speakers will include Professor Aidan Halligan, the government's director of clinical governance.

Details: Sue Rushworth, 01278-436 746.