Health and social services 11 September, London The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is running a course on 'The interface between health and social services: achieving financial harmony'.The event covers the future agenda for further change, joint financing, audit arrangements, community care issues and case studies.

Details: Alexandra Aarons, 020-7543 5751.

Mental health carers 12 September, London The Mental After Care Association, together with Somerset social services department, is holding the first national meeting of a new mental health carers professional network. This will focus on good policy and practice in supporting carers and is targeted at mental health workers who support carers, policy managers, operational manager and academics.

Details: Simon Lawton-Smith, 020-7436 6194.

Cardiac rehabilitation 15 September, London A Capita conference on 'The future of cardiac rehabilitation: advances in treatment and secondary prevention' will explore and evaluate the impact of the national service framework on cardiac rehabilitation services at both local and national level.

Details Carolyn Spring, 020-7222 5110.

EPR open day 18 September, London An open day at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to meet the clinicians using its level-4 electronic patient record system.

Details: Sara Stacey, 020-8237 2693.

Public health and the plan 20 September, Newcastle upon Tyne A UK Public Health Association meeting on 'The NHS plan and public health: out of the ghetto?'. Chief executive John Nicholson will discuss the plan's public health content with reference to the work of the prevention and inequalities modernisation action team.

Details: Oliver Coles, 0191-386 6250.

Difficult people 21 September, Milton Keynes The informal business psychology association PsyPhaa is offering free NHS places for a meeting on 'How to deal with difficult people in the NHS and elsewhere'.

Details: Hugh Gibbons, 01344-451847.

Complementary therapy 26 September, London A conference organised by the NHS Alliance and Exeter University's department of complementary medicine will discuss 'Complementary medicine, primary care and the New NHS: applying the evidence'.

Details: Barbara Wider, 01392-424872.

Doctor-patient interface 27 September, London 'The interface between doctors, patients and patient support groups' is a conference organised by the Royal College of Physicians. Junior health minister Gisela Stuart will give the keynote address.

Details: Caroline Jones, 020-7935 1174 ext 436.