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Pharmacy in PCGs13 January, Birmingham

A seminar called 'Future directions in PCGs and community pharmacy', organised by Birmingham University's health services management centre, debates the role of pharmacists in PCGs and the new NHS in general. Details: Joan Jones, 0121-414 3086.

Primary care18 January, Birmingham

The NHS Benchmarking Club is holding its next plenary session on primary care/PCGs. Speakers include Mike Farrar from the NHS Executive and Ian Jones from the Audit Commission. Details: Bob Travers, 0113-254 5184.

Services in older age 19 January, London

'Citizenship and services in older age' is a one-day Housing 21 conference for senior managers in local authorities interested in developing their strategies for older people.

Speakers include David Hinchliffe MP and Peter Fletcher from the Nuffield Institute of Health. Details: Sharon Dolly, 01494-685200.

Community care law19 January, Manchester

The Carers National Association training unit is running an advanced community care law course for practitioners and advisers already familiar with the basic law of community care, aiming to provide an overview of community care legislation and a discussion of key developments.

Details: training unit, 0171-490 8818.

PCG masterclass20 January, London

This National Association of Primary Care personal medical services pilot masterclass for health authority staff and PCG/PCT chief executives looks at policy overview and evaluations of PMS pilots, contracting arrangements between health authorities and pilot sites. The day will include live case studies and a troubleshooting session with expert help available. Details: Maggie Marum, 0171-636 1766.

Handling bullying20 January, Harrogate

The Pay & Workforce Research learning club is holding an event on 'Workplace bullying' for those who would like some practical tools together with in-depth knowledge about the issues surrounding bullying, from dealing with individual cases to changing the culture and practices of organisations. Details: Lynn Henshelwood, 01423-720200.

Mental health20 January, London

'Adult severe mental illness:

delivering services' is a Southampton University mental health group conference, arranged for clinicians and managers engaged in mental healthcare. Topics include evidencebased treatments, understanding needs, specialist services and suicide prevention. Details: David Beck, 01703-825543.

EBM and lung cancer24 January, London

East London University's department of health sciences is holding a symposium for nurses, managers, purchasers, clinical audit staff, PCG chairs and formulary leads, discussing new evidence for clinically effective management of lung cancer. Details: Key Advances programme office, 0181-223 4946.