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Stress management 1 November, different locations Members of the International Stress Association will present a seminar on 'Reducing the costs of stress in the workplace' in Ashford (Kent), Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester).

Details: David Moore,07000-780 430.

Electronic prescribing 1 November, Stirling The Association of Scottish Trust Chief Pharmacists is holding a conference on electronic prescribing for health managers and clinical staff. The event will explore the benefits and practicalities of electronic prescribing and is inviting system suppliers to exhibit. Keynote speaker is Charles Knox, head of computing & IT, Scottish Executive Department of Health.

Details: Vince Summers,01896-826613.

Welsh conference 2-3 November, Newport The NHS Confederation in Wales annual conference will discuss 'Rising to the challenge', in a debate with top management, civil servants and politicians from across Wales.

Details: events department,0121-414 1536.

The future of counselling 7 November, London The theme of this year's autumn conference of Counsellors in Primary Care is 'The future of counselling in the NHS'. Among the speakers will be Anne Richardson, senior policy advisor for mental health services at the Department of Health, and Dr Dave Tomson from the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.

Details: Katy Rose,01243-870701.

e-business in healthcare 7-9 November, London 'e-business Expo'is a free exhibition with seminars and keynote sessions as well as a stream focusing on e-business in healthcare.

Speakers include minister for e-commerce, Patricia Hewitt.

Details: Carl Groves,020-8910 7983.

Improving health 8 November, Manchester 'Can primary care trusts improve health?' is an evening event organised by the Greater Manchester Socialist Health Association.

Details: Guy Lancaster,0161-860 5307.

Info-kinetics 8 November, London A Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin seminar on 'Info-kinetics: information collection, collation, interpretation and distribution' includes the following topics: designing clinical trails to meet patients' interests; exchanging information with government and industry;

international levers for improving the use of medicines; and conveying a just evaluation of benefits and harm.

Details: Marilyn Cohda,020-7770 7571.

Cultural diversity in healthcare 9 November, Leeds The Transcultural Nursing and Health Care Association and the Foundation of Nursing Studies is holding a conference on 'Respecting cultural diversity in healthcare: the way forward for the 21st century' for all healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, midwives and health visitors who work in clinical practice, education, research or management.

Details: Foundation of Nursing Studies,020-7233 5750.