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The role of telemedicine

18 May, Nottingham

The NHS Executive's Trent regional office, the regional branch of the Institute of Health Services Management and the Association of Managers in General Practice are hosting a conference exploring the role of telemedicine and telecare in modernising the NHS.

Details: Keith Clough,


Long-term care

20 May, London

The Relatives Association is organising a conference on 'Long-term care for African Caribbean elders', covering residential homes, nursing homes and sheltered housing. The focus will be on raising awareness of need for this provision.

Details: Wes Dowridge or Tara Ifill, 0171-916 0515.

GPs and NHSnet

27 May, Manchester

'GP provider links in practice over the NHSnet' is the title of a meeting organised by the northern medical specialist group of the British Computer Society.

Details: Tom Sharpe,

0161-275 5051.

Hospitals' future

1-4 June, Copenhagen

The theme of this year's International Hospital Congress is 'Linking hospitals to the future'. Topics for discussion include citizens' and consumers' involvement, the role of health services in public health, humanities in medicine, and interaction between hospitals and primary care.

Details: International Hospital Federation, 0171-881 9222.

Social services finance

2 June, London

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is running an introductory course on all aspects of social services finance. It is intended for finance and non-finance staff in the NHS and social services.

Details: Alex Aarons,

0171-543 5751.

Day surgery event

3-4 June, Bournemouth

The British Association of Day Surgery is organising its 10th annual scientific meeting and exhibition.

Details: Kite Communications, 01484-854575.

Positive mental health

8-9 June, London

Breakthrough presents the second in a series of events on different aspects of positive practice in mental health services against the backdrop of the mental health strategy and the national service framework.

Details: Ros Shrubb or Angie Schram, 0191-237 7889/01388-767404.

Clinical governance

8-9 June, Birmingham

A two-day seminar on 'Clinical governance in primary care: am I my brother's keeper?' is organised by Birmingham University's health services management centre and will explore the conceptual and operational aspects of clinical governance.

Details: Barbara Croft,

0121-414 7058.

Lay representatives

21 June, London

The College of Health is holding a participatory conference to share ideas and experiences on training and support for lay representatives, including a report on the findings of the Voices in Action project.

Details: Pat Whalley,

0181-983 1225.