Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Uli Jaeger, HSJ, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 0171-874 0254.

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Highland partnerships

6 May, Inverness

An Institute of Health Services Management event looking at new partnership arrangements in the Highlands.

Details: Derek Leslie,


Healthcare development

10-11 May, Preston;

12-13 May, Northallerton;

17-18 May, London;

19-20 May, Belfast

Days one and two of four linked seminars on health policy and organisational development for nurses and the professions allied to medicine organised by Developing Health Care.

Details: Dr Deborah Hennessy, 01227-831842 or Lois-Jane Crowter, 01303- 892658.

Mental health

13 May, London

'Clinical effectiveness in mental health' is the title of this year's annual conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' research unit.

Details: Sam Coombs,

0171-235 2351 ext 234.

Risk management

18 May, London

'Risk management in maternity care' is the title of a seminar organised by Healthcare Risk Resources International focusing on risks in maternity care. There will be contributions from clinicians and practitioners in the field.

Details: Fiona Morrison,

0171-220 7890.

Primary care innovations

18 May, Coventry

The third national primary care innovations conference, organised by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, is aimed at primary care mental health leads, GPs, primary care teams, senior mental health managers, clinicians and mental health service commissioners.

Details: Tina O'Regan,

0171-827 8323.

Laundry services

18-21 May, Southport

The annual training and development forum and exhibition of the Society of Hospital Linen Services and Laundry Managers will look at a range of topics, including linen security, fabric damage and equipment supply in the new millennium.

Details: Tom Nelson,


Community development

18 May, Birmingham;

20 May, London

'Evaluating community development', a Rod Laird Organisation event, offers tools and techniques to equip public health post holders with skills in research, communications and community involvement.

Details: Rod Laird Organisation, 0171-263 8424.

One-stop centre

19 May, West Midlands

Sandwell Healthcare primary care project is organising a workshop on the Neptune Health Park project, a new one-stop centre providing integrated care in a multi-organisational and community development context. Its title is 'The Neptune Health Park project: aiming for healthy living in Tipton'.

Details: Lotta Macfarlane,

0121-553 1831.

PCG lay member training

27-28 May, London

A College of Health training event for lay members of primary care groups covering a range of issues and skills to help lay members be effective in their new role.

Details: Francesca Avbara,

0181-983 1225.