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Effective paediatrics

2 March, London

'Improving clinical effectiveness in paediatrics', a conference organised by Healthcare Events, will include case studies covering clinical governance and its implications for paediatric care, integrated care pathways, evidence-based medicine, clinical audit and risk management.

Details: Karen Wilman, 0181-408 5234.

Partnership in action

9 March, London

An evening meeting, jointly organised by the north Thames region of the Institute of Health Services Management and Capsticks Solicitors, will examine the theme of partnership in action.

Details: Gill Prager, 01438-821966.

Mental health conference

9-10 March, Brighton

'Excellence though leadership' is the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health's annual mental health forum. It aims to give senior mental health professionals and managers an opportunity to look at the future of mental health services in the context of the current rapid and far-reaching policy developments. Delegates will also have the opportunity to debate and develop the emerging agenda for implementation across local government.

Details: Tina O'Regan, 0171-827 8323.

PMS second-wave pilots

9 March, London

11 March, Leeds

Primary Healthcare Development is holding a one-day interactive seminar on the second wave of personal medical services pilots and what to learn from the experience of the first wave.

Details: Melanie Kirk, 0113-234 3306.

Treatment decisions

11 March, London

The Consumers' Association Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin is holding a symposium asking 'Who decides on treatment: the patient versus the state'.

Details: Kerry Little, 0171-830 7571.

Management in care

11-12 March, Bradford

20-21 April, Carmarthen

27-28 April, Cheshire

Age Concern Training is offering a series of two-day seminars looking at management skills in care.

Details: Graham Steele, 01543-503660.

Therapy workshop

12 March, London

'Therapists and the white paper', a workshop organised by Gate House, aims to highlight the opportunities and threats in the white paper for professionals allied to medicine, and to develop strategies to move forward.

Details: Gate House 0171-420 3531/3533.

Long-term care

15 March, London

Health minister Baroness Hayman will give the keynote presentation at this year's annual long-term care conference, arranged by Laing & Buisson.

Details: Catherine Horsfield, 0171-833 9123.

Clinical governance

16 March, South Cleveland

'Structured care and clinical governance' is a conference organised by York University and South Tees Acute Hospitals trust with Sir Duncan Nichol as the keynote speaker.

Details: Helen Hoad, 01904-435131.