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. E-

Waiting-list management

25 August, Aberdeen

The Grampian Management Club of the Institute of Health Services Management is holding a 'Waiting list management: best practice' conference on the sharing of best practice from both a national and local perspective to ensure continued action on waiting lists.

Details: Ed Witkowski,


Clinical governance

6 September, London

16 September, London

20 September, Birmingham

22 September, Leeds

29 September, Bristol

The NHS Confederation and the NHS Executive are running a series of evening seminars. Presented by chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson, these are designed to assist non-executive directors and other board members as they seek to get to grips with clinical governance.

Details: conference office, 0121-414 1536.

Mental health teams

11-12 September, York

A 'national training scheme on clinical skills update for mental health teams', organised by the Centre for Continuing Professional Development, is aimed at all health and social service professionals, voluntary organisations, managers, planners and carers.

Details: national conference secretariat, 01484-532102.

European mental health

15-17 September, Birmingham

The ninth annual European conference on the promotion of mental health will focus on 'Progress through partnership' and offers two masterclasses: holistic or separatist mental health promotion, and primary care: your mental health promotion strategy.

Details: conference office, 01785-246668.

Community care

18 September

Carers National Association training unit is running a one-day course for social workers, advocates and advice workers that looks at the best procedures to remedy problems in the community care system.

Details: the training unit,

0171-490 8818.

Healthcare and older people

23 September, Guildford

13 October, Kendal

21 October, Carmarthen

28 October, Oxford

'Healthcare and older people' is an Age Concern training event aimed at identifying a variety of healthcare needs which staff or volunteers may encounter in the course of their duties, and giving basic instructions on how to recognise and address the needs.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503660.

Travel health

30 September, Bristol

The Royal College of Nursing is holding a conference on 'Travel health trends in the new millennium'. The event will update nurses actively involved in all aspects of travel medicine on recent innovations and research, current travel health issues and major diseases associated with travelling.

Details: administration team, 0171-647 3575.

Mental health clinical audit

30 September, London

A 'Mental health clinical audit forum' is being organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists' research unit.

Details: Sam Coombs, 0171-235 2351 ext 234.