Annual conference 24 October, Birmingham The Primary Care Learning Association is holding its annual conference with a range of speakers discussing how to address some difficult but commonly presented issues in education, training and development. Topics include primary care trusts and their role in learning, developing a training strategy, stress management with a difference, clinical governance and motivating reluctant learners.

Details: Ann Fryer, 0114-255 7513.

A case for London 29 October, London 'Is there a case for London'?' is an NHS Confederation conference for all chairs, chief executives and non-executive directors in London. Speakers are Trevor Phillips, deputy chair of the Greater London Assembly, health minister John Hutton and Judith Mayhew, chair of policy at the Corporation of London.

Details: Molly Conisbee, 020-7959 7241.

Exclusive equality?

30 October, Coventry North Warwickshire trust is organising a conference on 'Equality: an exclusive concept', looking at the health service's response to the mental health needs of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Details: Christine Trethowan,024-7664 2200.

Improving working lives 31 October, Barnet Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals trust, having achieved Improving Working Lives pledge status this year, is arranging an event to review the national Improving Working Lives initiative and use practical examples to examine its implementation on both an organisational and personal level.

Details: Marie Batey, 020-8216 4864.

Redesigning primary care 31 October, Birmingham Birmingham University's health services management centre is holding a seminar on 'Redesigning primary care', looking at the experience of those who have introduced redesign within primary care and the interface between primary care and other organisations.

Details: Sarah Stewart, 0121-414 3086.

Strategy for PCT estates 31 October, York 8 November, London 'Developing an estates strategy for your PCT' is a workshop for senior managers and PCT board members who are involved in developing GP surgeries and other primary care estates.

Details: Chris Acton, 01653-691 351.

The new consultant 1 November, London The British Association of Medical Managers is organising an event for recently appointed consultants. As BAMM is currently undertaking work for the Department of Health researching development needs and opportunities for this group, the event will also feature views from royal colleges on their continuing education requirements.

Details: BAMM,0161-474 1141.

Health and safety 1 November, London Age Concern training will introduce care staff to the basic principles of health and safety at work, to enable them to help maintain a safe working environment.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503 660.