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-

Health and social care jobs

22 September, London

'A good job in care' is a conference organised by the South and East Economic Development Strategy which will launch a major study on improving employment opportunities in health and social care while raising the quality of services. Speakers include South East NHS Executive regional director Barbara Stocking and Professor Daphne Statham.

Details: Tracy Cockram, 01279-446495.

Volunteer Scotland

24 September, Stirling

The Tayside Management Club of the Institute of Health Services Management is holding a 'Volunteer Scotland' seminar exploring the scope and remit of volunteers in the primary care environment and in general practice.

Details: Kate McKie, 0131-623 2519.

Managing public services

28 September, Bournemouth

A Public Management Foundation Labour Party fringe meeting entitled 'Modernising government: how should public services be managed?' will include speakers Tony Wright MP, Wendy Thompson from the Audit Commission and Greg Parston from the Public Management Foundation.

Details: Sarah Keeton, 0171-278 1712.

Risk management

28 September, London

An executive masterclass in risk management and clinical governance, organised by HRRI, is targeting chief executives and directors examining the links between organisational risk, clinical risk and effective systems for governance.

Details: Fiona Morrison, 0171-220 7890.

The waters in Bath

30 Sept - 2 October, Bath

The Royal College of General Practitioners and British Association of Urological Surgeons are holding an event on 'GPs and urologists: taking the waters in Bath'. Topics include prostate and bladder disease, the testis and kidney disease.

Details: RCGP courses unit, 0171-823 9703.

Care co-ordination

5 October, Wrexham

'Sharing the vision: developing care co-ordination in services for children with disabilities and their families' is the title of the first UK convention for professionals and parents who are involved in care co-ordination projects. It is a multi-agency and multi-professional event with contributions from health, education, social services and the voluntary sector.

Details: Peter Limbrick, 01706-819200.

Benchmarking club

13 October, London

The NHS Benchmarking Club will hold its next plenary meeting chaired by Keith Salsbury, chief executive of Wakefield health authority. Dick Stockford, director of policy development at the Executive's Trent regional office, will speak on the 'The white paper and the future'. Other agenda items include updates from club benchmarking projects on health improvement programmes, primary care indicators and the new performance framework.

Details: Bob Travers, 0113-254 5184.