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Diabetes workshops 30 November, Newmarket 6 December, London 13 December, Exeter Medical Management Services is offering free diabetes regional workshops which will look at how integrated services can be achieved, assess current services and provide an understanding of what services are needed.

Details: Sarah White, 01225-333 711.

Improving MS services 1 December, Edinburgh The Multiple Sclerosis Society is holding a seminar on 'Improving MS services' to share information among the MS community to promote good practice.

Details: Kate Lanham, 020-8348 0742.

Welsh conference 6 December, Swansea 'Fitness for practice' is the title of this year's annual conference of the Wales Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Education. It will look at perspectives of service providers and statutory bodies, benchmarking of nurse education, innovative teaching and learning strategies from Wales and Scotland, bilingualism in healthcare and technology in nurse education.

Details: Lerryn Carr, 01792-518 529.

Human resources 6 December, Boroughbridge The next Pay & Workforce Research members' club will include presentations from David Amos, head of NHS employment, John Northrop, director of Pay and Workforce Research, and Keith Hearn, managing partner of Ford & Warren solicitors, who will examine the issue of staff being recruited from abroad. The event will discuss current developments in a range of strategic HR issues to help delegates plan for the future.

Details: Becky Bird, 01423-720 200.

The environment 7 December, Rotherham/ South Yorkshire A workshop on 'Green and environmental issues in the NHS' is being run by Sheffield Hallam University's facilities management graduate centre.

Details: Louise Smith, 0114-225 4565.

Clinical governance 7 December, London The Royal College of Psychiatrists' research unit is holding a conference on 'Clinical governance in forensic mental health services' and will focus on key issues, including user involvement in forensic mental health services, evidence in mental health, risk management, and clinical governance in child and adolescent forensic mental health services.

Details: Michelle Procopi, 020-7227 0828.

Ageing society 7 December, Gateshead 'The challenge of an ageing society' is the title of a North East Socialist Health Association evening meeting.

Details: Martin Rathfelder, 0161-286 1926.

Scottish health 7-8 December, Glasgow 'Imagine it better' is a two-day event by the Institute of Healthcare Management in Scotland. Plenary session will concentrate on the implications for the NHS of the Human Rights Act and the new Scottish health plan. Scotland's health minister Susan Deacon will give the keynote speech.

Details: Debbie Thomson,01569-767 458.