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Patient participation14 April, London

The British Medical Association Foundation for Aids is holding a conference on 'Participation produces partnerships: involving patients in shaping NHS services in the new millennium'.

Details: enquiries, 020-7383 6315.

NHS networking forum17-18 April, Leicestershire

Partnerships in Healthcare is the annual meetings forum for senior health service managers to foster the exchange of ideas, best practice and personal contacts. Details: Enterprise Events, 01883-344799.Integrated care pathways18 April, Glamorgan, Wales 'Turning policy into practice seminars: integrated care pathways as a quality initiative' is a one-day workshop organised by the Institute for Applied Health and Social Policy, King's College London.

Details: Geoff Hodgson, 020-7928 4994.

NHS Direct evidence18 April, Sheffield

Sheffield University is holding a conference to assess the evidence on the impact of NHS Direct and discuss its future development. Junior health minister Gisela Stuart will give the keynote address.

Details: Michelle Hassall, 0114-222 0755.

Needs of older people19 April, London

'Tomorrow's age: who cares? who pays?' is a Hanover Housing Association event focusing on a long-term examination of the needs and aspirations of older people in the 21st century, how they will be met and paid for.

Details: Belinda Howard, 01784-446004.

Tackling race inequalities20 April, Birmingham

Nexus is arranging a conference to present the findings of a survey of the ethnic mix of executive board members of trusts, primary care groups and primary care trusts. It was conducted by Binley's Databases and HSJ. Details: Nexus, 01926-854455.

Nurse practitioners27 April, Lancaster

The Royal College of Nursing Northern Nurse Practitioner Association and St Martin's College Centre for Advanced Nursing Practice and Research, Cumberland Infirmary, is holding a conference on 'Hospital nurse practitioners: practice pioneers or doctor substitutes?'.

Details: Dr Mike Walsh, 01228-616222.

Mental health awareness2 May, London

AMind mental health awareness course aims to help staff develop the skills and confidence necessary for working with people experiencing a range of emotional and mental health problems.

Details: Helen Jones, 020-8221 9671.

Medicine for managers May (various venues)

The Institute of Healthcare Management is running a medicine for managers programme throughout May for managers in all sectors.

Details: Gemma Smith, 020-7460 7633.