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Health and regeneration

15 August, Birmingham Room, the National Council for Housing and Planning, is holding a seminar on health, housing and regeneration. The event will focus on some of the approaches being taken to promote well-being, and examine policy and financial implications, asking whether the initiatives in progress make any difference and if the health of the nation is really on the mend. Details: Mary Murphy, 020-7251 2363.

Risk registers

6 September and 4 October, London Healthcare Risk Resources International is organising a practical seminar on developing risk registers in line with the requirements of the controls assurance initiative. Details: Fiona Morrison, 020-7220 7890.

Second-wave PCTs

7 September, London A 'second-wave primary care trusts' Capita conference will be chaired by Dr Michael Dixon from the Primary Care Group Alliance. Details: Sujata Haria, 020-7222 5110.

Willing and able

19 September, Birmingham The National Development Team for People with Learning Disabilities is holding a conference on difficulties and solutions to enable people with learning disabilities to access direct payments. Details: Madi Bliss, 0161-228 7055.

Residential child-care

20 September, Leeds 'Looking forward to the future: agendas for change in residential child-care', a conference organised by the National Children's Bureau, will look at the progress of policy initiatives to date. There will also be a focus on the participation of looked after young people in important decisions about their future and on the positive potential for policy in practical developments. Details: conference department, 020-7843 6042/6040.

International conference

20-22 September, Barcelona The department of communication of the Spanish Society of Family Medicine is inviting to an international conference on 'Health and communication' for health professionals, educators and researchers. Details: SemFYC press office, 0034-91-323 0405.

PCG agenda

22 September, Manchester A Community Manager Network session on 'Understanding the PCG agenda' has been arranged by Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management. Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

Clinical audit 23-24 September, Stoke on Trent North Staffordshire clinical audit department is organising a 'Clinical audit and effectiveness training workshop for clinical audit staff ', including principles of evidencebased practice, with an emphasis on secondary care, hospital-based audit. Details: Nicola Chadwick, 01782-554592.