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Research in fraud 5 November, London The Royal College of Physicians is holding an evening meeting on research fraud in Britain. 'This house believes that Britain should be ashamed of its response to research fraud and take action at once' will be the motion for debate. Proposers and opposers include consultant gastroenterologist Professor Mike Farthing, dean and of Glasgow University, and Sir Donald Irvine, General Medical Council president.

Details: conference administrator, 020-7935 1174 ext 252/300/436.

Ready for inspection?

6 November, London An Age Concern training course on 'National minimum standards - ready for inspection?' will be presented by Dr Geraldine Sharp and provide an overview of the Care Standards Act and the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes.

Details: Graham Steele, 01543-503 660.

Capability assessment 6 November, London A one-day course on the 'Personal capability assessment', organised by the Disability Alliance, looks at the structure of the personal capability assessment of those receiving incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance and income support, with practical help on tactics.

Details: Disability Alliance, 020-7247 8776.

Mental health forum 6-7 November, Stratford-upon-Avon The annual mental health forum of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health will focus on 'Managing change, delivering care'.

Details: Sarah Lord, 020-7827 8384.

Delivering quality 7 November, London 'Modernising the NHS: delivering quality in a complex environment' is a Royal Society of Medicine meeting to introduce ideas for leading and developing complex organisations in line with the 'chaos and complexity' theory, and demonstrate some practical lessons from those who are putting the theory into practice.

Details: Laura Milne, 020-7290 3942.

Absence management 7 November, London 12 December, Leeds The Health Development Agency's workplace health team is organising a national conference for healthcare staff on 'Absence management - are you on target?' discussing best practice in attendance and sickness absence management.

Details: HDA workplace health team, 020-7413 1873.

Anybody out there?

7 November, London The Clinical Governance Association symposium, 'You are not alone', will focus on issues including networking and professional development.

Details: CGA, 0161-474 7787.

Evolving relationship 8 November, Edinburgh 'Senior NHS managers and the Scottish parliament' is an event jointly organised by Unison and the Institute of Healthcare Management Scotland examining a key and rapidly evolving relationship in openness and accountability.

Details: Rosaleen Rodgers, 0141-