Published: 06/12/2001, Volume III, No. 5784 Page 36

Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Uli Jaeger, HSJ , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 020-7874 0254.

E-mail: uli. jaeger@emap. com Due to pressure on space, publication cannot be guaranteed.

Team working 11 January, Manchester Manchester University's centre for healthcare management is holding a workshop on 'Theory and practice of team working' for chairs of health authorities and trusts in England and Wales.

Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

Mental health needs 15 January, London King's College London's community care development centre is organising a conference with the Judith Trust on 'New partnerships and new directions to meet the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities', targeting commissioners and senior managers.

Details: Geoff Hodgson, 020-7848 3743.

Domestic violence 25 January, Coventry A one-day Midwives Information and Resource Service study day on 'Domestic violence in pregnancy'will give an overview and address issues such as partnership-working with police, social services and other agencies, legal perspectives, child protection, maternal mortality, and the development of clinical guidelines for midwifery practice.

Details: sales department, 0800-581 009.

Risky society 28-30 January, Nottingham 'The mentally disordered offender and the risk society - what next?' is a two-day conference organised by Nottinghamshire Healthcare trust with the Francis Willis Unit, Newton Lodge, Humber Centre. Workshops will discuss early intervention in psychosis, assertive outreach, and psychological approaches to schizophrenia.

Details: Veronica Mahony, 01777-247 550.

Poor performance 29 January, London The National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, together with the Royal College of GPs and Leicester University, are holding a conference on 'Managing poor performance in general practice'.

Details: Claire Chilton, 01628-772 940.

Medical accountancy 30 January, Coventry The Institute of Chartered Accountants' doctors group is arranging a number of training courses in the Midlands. These will cover all aspects of doctors' pay, and show chartered accountants how to give added value to their medical clients.

Other topics include partnership agreements, personal medical services and superannuation.

Details: Fazila Raniwala, 020-7920 8616.

Risk and restraint 30 January, Kempton Park, Surrey Counsel and Care is organising an event on minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people. 'Residents taking risks: minimising the use of restraint' is designed to facilitate the development of good practice.

Details: conference organiser, 01904-709 706.

Change is possible 31 January-1 February, London 'Change is possible' is a two-day Antidote conference on how dialogue, participation and emotional literacy can transform the quality of public services.

Speakers include chair of the Health Development Agency, Yve Buckland and Paul Corrigan, adviser to health secretary Alan Milburn.

Details: Alice Haddon, 020-7588 5151.