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Disability discrimination

14 April; 9 June, London

'Disability discrimination act - policy and procedure practice' is a DLF Training course.

Details: DLF Training,

0171-289 6111 ext 444.

Involving citizens

14 April, Stafford

Staffordshire University's centre for healthcare management's seminar is entitled 'Listening and learning: involving the citizen in the planning and delivery of healthcare'.

Details: Jackie Redhead,


Emergency planning

14 April, London

The Emergency Planning Society, a national organisation of emergency planning officers and social workers, will be discussing its new guidance document at a conference entitled 'Ten years on - what have we learned?'.

Details: Bill Leach,

0114-268 4766.

Risk management

15 April, London

'Litigation and risk management' is the title of a meeting organised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Topics for discussion include the effect of current legal reform on doctors and the consumer's view of risk management.

Details: Postgraduate education department, 0171-772 6245.

Mental health

19 April, Merseyside

'Creative forces in mental health' is a conference for mental health professionals and managers interested in developing user participation, focusing on successful strategies to empower and involve users and carers in improving service quality.

Details: Grainne Currie,

0151-443 0333.

Clinical governance

21 April, London

'The changing roles of nurses and GPs - clinical governance and new partnerships in the NHS' is a Capita Initiative. Speakers include Association of Primary Care president Dr Rod Smith and Lynn Young of the Royal College of Nursing.

Details: Carolyn Spring,

0171-222 5110.

HR implications

22 April, South Normanton, Derbyshire

Pay and Workforce Research's seminar, 'The human resource implications of the primary care agenda', is designed to help those involved in the development of PCGs and primary care trusts.

Details: Ingrid Aitken,


New NHS lecture

22 April, Southampton

Chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson will deliver this year's Institute of Health Services Management Chris West lecture. His subject will be quality in the new NHS.

Details: Louise Hardy,


Bridging the gap

22-23 April, Exeter

Exeter University's school of postgraduate medicine, in conjunction with St Thomas' medical group research unit, is holding a conference on 'Economic evaluation in primary care: bridging the academic-practitioner gap'. Among those taking part will be Professor Alan Maynard of York University; the chair will be Dr Angela Coulter, direct of policy and development at the King's Fund.

Details: Dr David Kernick,