ACCIDENT AND FALLS

16-18 March, London

Making Europe safer: accident and falls strategy, research and practice in an ageing population is an international conference organised by the clinical age research unit, King's College London, in association with the Department of Health.

Details: Jean Reynolds, 01274-564901.

ROAD SHOW

18-19 March, Manchester; 23 April, Leeds

An Enabling people road show is the training and staff development component of the IM&T strategy for the NHS Executive.

Details: Enabling People Programme, 0117-929 1029.

PATIENT DETENTION

19 March, Manchester; 3 April, London

The Institute of Mental Health Law is holding a one-day course on Detaining the incapacitated patient.

Details: The Institute of Mental Health Law, 0151-632 4115.

MENTAL HEALTH

23-24 March, London

Implementing comprehensive mental health services is organised by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, Hounslow and Spelthorne community and mental health trust and Surrey county council social services.

Details: Carol Jones, 01784-884222.

INFORMED CONSENT

25 March, Carshalton

Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, St Helier trust, is holding a study day on the subject of Minor consent: a major issue - or just lip service?

Details: Chris Raby or Helena Reeves, 0181-296 2931.

MEDIA RELATIONS

26 March, London

Handling the media proactively - and in a crisis is a Gate House conference on handling publicity as part of crisis management.

Details: Francois Smit, 0171-726 4311 or 251 6889.

CARE AND ACCREDITATION

1 April, London; 24 June, Birmingham

Health Services Accreditation is organising an A&E, discharge workshop as part of a series on the development of standards and accreditation systems for the delivery of patient care, also giving a platform to other professionals in quality of care programmes.

Details: Nancy Tomlin, 01424-772277.