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Scots perspective

14 September, Kilmarnock

The Ayrshire and Arran management club of the Institute of Health Services Management has organised a presentation on 'Scottish Parliament and Health' by Margaret Jamieson MSP and Brian Donohoe MP on the role of Westminster and Holyrood parliaments in health and the role of the respective members of Parliament.

Details: Aileen Brown,

01294 74191 ext 3328.

Improving collaboration

15 September, Stanmore

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's conference, 'Joint solutions', will address the statement, 'Balancing patient and government demands for quality without destabilising current service provision presents a major challengefor collaborations throughout the NHS'.

Details: Joanne Harbinson,

0181-954 2300 ext 570.

Healthcare co-operatives

23 September, Dundee

The Tayside management club of the IHSM is offering a progress report by all three general managers on the new local healthcare co-operatives in Angus, Dundee and Perth.

Details: Sylvia Mudie,

01382-660111 ext 36803

Targets for health

23-24 September, Paris

The European Public Health Association, the European Healthcare Management Association and Merck Sharp and Dohme are hosting this international conference, 'Targets for health: shifting the debate', which aims to improve understanding of health targets. There will be case studies on Germany, Denmark and Spain, and parallel workshops examining six other European countries.

Details: Liz Walters,

0171-460 7844/7836.

Community care law

28 September, London

The Carers National Association training unit is running a course entitled 'Community care law - recent developments' for lawyers, advisers and social services practitioners.

Details: the training unit,

0171-490 8818.

Coronary heart disease

29 September, Aberdeen

A one-day conference examining developments in treatment of coronary heart disease, one of Scotland's national key health priorities.

Details: Ed Witkowski,


Quality indicators

1 October, Shipley

Dr Christopher Wilson, a teacher and consultant in healthcare governance, will explain how to understand the process and development of indicators from a range of perspectives in this half-day event entitled 'Quality indicators and governance for healthcare teams'. Delegates will also learn how to teach others how to develop and use indicators.

Details: Kirsten Tucker

0113-223 7296.

Targeting teenagers

1 October, London

The Margaret Pyke Memorial Trust is running a conference for professionals who work with young people and who have from time to time found themselves lost for the right answer to those difficult questions. Its title is 'Teenagers today'.

Details:Heather Goodman,

0171-436 8390.