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Clinical errors13 July, London

The Health and Social Care Quality Foundation and Joint Commission International are organising an international symposium on 'Clinical errors and sentinel events'. Details: Andrew Corbett-Nolan, 020-7439 4242.

Chiefs' learning set 17 July, Manchester

A 'Chief executive learning set' meeting, arranged by Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management, will discusses what clinical and resource decisions should be made and how to bring together national service frameworks, integrated care pathways and long-term service agreements. Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2908.

Surgical practice17 July, London

The Royal College of Surgeons' conference on 'Assistants in surgical practice' will consider extended roles for nursing and other nonmedically qualified staff. The event is aimed at surgeons, nurses and managers. Details: department of external affairs, 020-7869 6045.

Mental health nursing17-18 July, Cambridge

The English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting is holding a national mental health nursing conference on 'A new millennium: new opportunities for education and practice for mental health'. Speakers include chief nursing officer Sarah Mullally and Rabbi Julia Neuberger, chief executive of the King's Fund. Details: conference office,020-7391 6285.

NHS Benchmarking Club18 July, London

The NHS Benchmarking Club's next plenary session presents Mike Farrar and Pat Taylor from the NHS Executive.Details: Bob Travers,0113-254 5184.

Malignant melanoma18 July, London

'Evidence based medicine and malignant melanoma' is a one-day symposium for nurses, managers, purchasers, clinical audit staff, primary care group chairs and formulary leads. The event is organised by East London University's key advances programme office, part of the centre for public health policy and health services research. Details: programme office,020-8525-8660.

Working overseas 18 July, London

Voluntary Service Overseas is holding an information evening on 'Working overseas in development with VSO' for occupational and speech and language therapists. Details: Karen Mitchell,020-8780 7426.

Coronary heart disease19 July, London

'The coronary heart disease national service framework', a Nexus educational seminar, is designed to equip managerial and clinical frontline staff with a firm knowledge of the national service framework, its requirements and how these can be delivered for effective results. Details: Nexus, 020-7439 7000.