26 January, London
The Community Hospitals Association conference has organised a conference on Community hospitals: threats and opportunities.
Details: Barbara Moore, 01460-55951.
MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
28 January, Solihull
The NHS market for medical systems and devices: understanding the changing marketplace, organised by IBC UK Conferences and the Association of British Health-Care Industries, will provide guidance for manufacturers, suppliers and procurement professionals.
Details: Bookings department, 0171-453 5492.
FOR AND AGAINST BENCHMARKING
3 February, Crewe; 4 March, Manchester;
22 April, York
A series of half-day seminars on Benchmarking and best value, run by the Benchmarking Reference Centre, will cover getting started, maintaining momentum and achieving measurable improvement.
Details: Sonja Walsh or Adrian Roberts, 01978-727474.
5 February, London; 12 May, Leeds
The role of health authorities in PFI, an NHS Estates seminar, is aimed at health authority staff and service providers.
Details: Barbara Firth, 0113-254 7000.
ALTERNATIVES TO HOSPITAL CARE
6 February, London
The London Health Economics Consortium is hosting a
symposium on Alternatives to hospital care.
Details: Rachel Stokes/Anna Stanley, 0171-580 9798.
20 February, London
The Journal and Nursing Times, supported by Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, are holding the third half-day seminar in the Question of Health series. The topic is Can we or should we enforce effectiveness-based healthcare on clinicians?
Details: Laura Shutes, 0171-843 4932.
6 March, London
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital's medical discharge department is holding a study day for healthcare and social care professionals entitled Discharging towards the millennium.
Details: Sheena King, 0181-846 1560.