ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE 30 April, Loughborough PharmEDI is a joint NHS/pharmaceutical manufacturers' forum to promote the use of EDI within the healthcare system. Details: John Sithers, 01908-661101.

HEALTHCARE ESTATES 5 May, London NHS Estates is holding a one-day conference on Quality and the clinical environment. Speakers include NHS chief executive Alan Langlands and chief nursing officer Yvonne Moores. Details: Kathryn Kucharski, 0113-254 7000.

HEART ENGINEERING 7 May, London Beating heart disease with engineering is a Royal Academy of Engineering conference for doctors, surgeons, healthcare managers, medical engineers and industrialists. Details: Jacqueline Baines, 0171-227 0503.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP 11 May, Liverpool Aintree Hospitals trust is organising this year's annual conference on Effective nursing and midwifery leadership. Details: Tony Gorman, 0151-529 3534.

NHS POLICIES 13 May, London The new NHS policies of Clinical governance and controls assurance will be reviewed at a conference organised by International Healthcare Consultancy Ltd. Speakers will be from the NHS Executive and the Health & Safety Executive. Details: Colin Pincombe, 0118-946 3010.

NATIONAL QUALITY NETWORK 13 May, London A National quality network being jointly developed by the National Development Team and the British Institute of Learning Disabilities will be launched at this Quality Network seminar. The aim is to review and improve the quality of service when working alongside people with learning disabilities. Details: Di Whittaker, 0161-228 7055.

RISK MANAGEMENT STANDARDS 14 May, London Healthcare Risk Resources International is holding a study day on Assessing risk management standards. Details: Fiona Morrison, 0171-602 7700.

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