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Evidence-based standards

10 May, London

A conference on using evidence-based standards to prepare for the national service frameworks and the Commission for Health Improvement has been organised by HAS 2000.

Details: Tracey Amatt,

0171-881 9266.

New Scottish Parliament

19 May, Edinburgh

Under the auspices of the Institute of Health Services Management in Scotland, the Lothian management club is holding an early evening session on the impact on NHS management of 'Scotland's new Parliament'.

Details: Duncan Miller,

0131-537 8423.

Towards the future

20 May, Belfast

This year's annual multi-professional Challenge of Cancer conference, organised by the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, will discuss the current and growing practices in oncology, palliative care and complementary therapy.

Details: Pearl Walker,

01232-491942 ext 265.

Facilities management

20 May, South Yorkshire

'The provision of facilities management support to primary care groups and community services' is a workshop organised by Sheffield Hallam University's facilities management graduate centre, targeting NHS employees, GPs and those interested in the future development of PCGs and primary care trusts.

Details: Louise Smith,

0114-225 4565.

Communicate the future

20-21 May, Nottingham

New Department of Health communications director Helen McCallum, NHS Executive chief Sir Alan Langlands and Roy Lilley will speak at a conference for professional communicators working in the NHS. The event is arranged by the Association of Healthcare Communicators.

Details: Anne Gibson,

01924-213094.

Healthcare ethics

24 May, Nottingham

Nottingham City Hospital is offering an afternoon discussion forum on 'A practical approach to healthcare ethics' for doctors and nurses in hospital and general practice settings as well as other healthcare staff.

Details: Jayne Mowson,

0115-962 7758.

Social care conference

25 May, London

'The white paper on social care', a Gate House conference, includes a keynote address by David Hinchliffe MP, chair of the Commons health and social services select committee, on how the select committee sees its role and what Parliament will expect of the new quality framework. Among the other speakers will be Professor Ray Rowden.

Details: Gate House,

0171-420 3533/3531.

NHS Confederation

26-28 May, Harrogate

This year's NHS Confederation conference and exhibition is entitled, 'A modern NHS?'. The theme will be, 'How successfully are we implementing the government's 'New NHS'?' Speakers include health secretary Frank Dobson, health minister John Denham, public health minister Tessa Jowell and NHS chief executive Sir Alan Langlands.

Details: Alison Pickett,

0121-471 4444.