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Public debate 16 September, Oxford The British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the NHS Consultants' Association, Oxfordshire community health council, MSF, Unison, and Oxford and District trade union council are sponsoring a public debate on 'New hospitals: how should they be financed? a vital issue for all who use or serve the NHS'.

Critics of the private finance initiative will say what they would replace it with.Speakers include chief secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Smith MP, Professor Allyson Pollock of University College London, Unison's Steven Weekes , and Radc l i f fe Infirmary's former chief executive, Reverend Mike Williams. BMA president Sir Christopher Paine will chair the debate.

Details: Tom Fellows, 01865-763164.

GP forum 18-22 September, London The 20th annual GP Forum, organised by the Royal Society of Medicine, will look at the major medical and political challenges ahead for GPs, including the implications of priority-setting.

There will be updates on paediatrics, cardiology, dermatology and psychotherapy in primary care.

Details: Rosamund Snow, 020-7290 2904.

Physical activity 19 September, Wigan The North West Health and Physical Activity Forum is holding a conference on 'Physical activity - contributing to local health solutions', sharing and exploring the findings of a review into physical activity and the relationship with health, culture, education, transport and regeneration policies.

Details: Michael Parker, 0151-934 2355.

Managing conflict 26-28 September, Manchester Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management has organised an event on 'Managing conflict' to help participants understand the sources of conflict in organisations and establish methods of dealing with them.

Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

PMS agenda 27 September, London A National Association of Primary Care conference on 'Managing the personal medical services agenda for health authorities and primary care groups/trusts: overseeing pilots'.

Details: Maggie Marum, 020-7636 1677.

Public health 27-28 September, York This year's annual conference of the Health for All Network (UK) focuses on 'Public health policy - milestones and millstones: measuring progress, assessing outcomes, promoting equity in health'. A series of workshops and mini-presentations will focus on, among other things, aspects of modernising services.

Details: Profile Productions Ltd, 020-8832 7300.

European health policy 27-30 September, Salzburg, Austria 'Communication and information in health' is the title of this year's European Health Forum Gastein.

Details: international forum Gastein, 00436432 711070.