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Older people's medication 31 July, Bradford Age Concern is holding a training course on 'Medication and older people' for care staff and people working in daycare or residential/nursing settings.

The event identifies common drugs and their effects, exploring the legal aspects of drug handling and examining effective administration of medication, as well as discussing adverse effects.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503 660.

Warden schemes 30 August, London 'A close look at neighbourhood warden schemes' is a seminar on new ideas for social housing organised by ROOM, the National Council for Housing and Planning. As the government has announced a further injection of match funding to support new street warden schemes or expansions to existing ones, this seminar will look at the workings of different schemes to illustrate examples of good practice and best value.

Details: Mary Murphy, 020-7251 2363.

Day-case management 5 September, London The Royal Society of Medicine's quality in healthcare forum is organising a conference on 'Quality issues in day-case management', discussing the improvements in patient access and quality of care as a result of developments in the management of medical and surgical conditions as day cases.

Anaesthetists, physicians, surgeons, nurses and managers are invited.

Details: Laura Milne, 020-7290 3942.

Whistleblowing 9 September, Harrogate Keith Hearn of Ford and Warren will present a Pay & Workforce Research masterclass on 'Whistleblowing' and take delegates through the procedures involved - including avoiding the pitfalls and coping with the aftermath. A guest 'whistleblower'will describe their own experiences.

Details: Damian Howden, 01423-720 211.

Nursing in primary care 11 September, 27 September, 29 November, Manchester The Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management is holding a 'Nursing in primary care seminar series'. It will provide an opportunity to network with colleagues, share ideas and best practice and seek support with problems. Topics for the three one-day events include innovations in primary care nursing, nurse prescribing, and more issues in primary care nursing.

Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

Independent living 12-13 September, London 'Independent Living London 2001' is an Emap Healthcare exhibition dedicated to assisting the elderly people and those with disabilities to take control of their lives. Show features include access to technology, an information and advice centre in association with the Disabled Living Foundation, a mobility test track, a product launch trail and a relaxation zone.

Details: Ticket hotline, 0870 429 4372.

Forensic psychiatry 13 September, Northampton 'Auditing violence interventions' is a one-day audit conference in forensic psychiatry organised by the clinical governance department of Nottinghamshire Healthcare trust.

Details: Helen Walker, 01777-247 724.