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Students in NHS finance

3 September, Birmingham

The Healthcare Finance Management Association is holding a student day to bring students in NHS finance into contact with colleagues from other parts of the health service and prepare them for the changes underway in the NHS.

Details: Alison Crowther-Smith, 01278-794851.

NZ and US health

8 September, Birmingham

The New NHS: what can we learn from managed care in New Zealand and the US? is a conference organised by the Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University.

Details: Joan Jones,

0121-414 3086.

Benchmarking

9 September, London

21 October, Cardiff

3 November, Wrexham

The Benchmarking Reference Centre is running seminars on benchmarking, covering getting started, continuous improvement and meeting best value expectations.

Details: Sonja Walsh,

01978-727474.

Healthy living centres

16 September, London

MJM Healthcare Solutions is holding a conference on healthy living centres. Speakers include Stephen Dunmore, acting chief executive of the New Opportunities Fund.

Details: Malcolm McClean or Susan Wilkes, 0161-727 8700.

Clinical governance

18 September, London

The British Association of Medical Managers has organised a one-day workshop on clinical governance in the new NHS.

Details: BAMM, 0161-491 4229.

An evening of IT

24 September, London

Frank Burns, head of the Information Management Group, and Barry Tennison will discuss The New NHS IM&T strategy, at a King's Fund evening meeting organised by the Institute of Health Services Management IM&T group and the British Computer Society.

Details: Gill Prager,

01438-821966.

Clinical risk management

25 September, London

Clinical risk management strategy for clinical governance is an IBC UK conference.

Details: Sam Henry, 0171-453 5584.

Handling violence

28 September, London

Violence handling in NHS trusts, organised by Capita, is for medical staffing officers, personnel and nurse managers, security managers, ambulance staff and clinical directors of mental health and accident and emergency.

Details: Zoe Smith, 0171-222 5110.

Quitting smoking

30 September - 2 October, London

The department of human science and medical ethics, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is holding a practical course on helping smokers quit.

Details: Janice Rossabi,

0171-377 7266.

European Health Forum

30 September - 2 October, Bad Hofgastein/Austria

The European Health Forum Gastein will discuss a better future for health systems in Europe, including health policy for the next millennium, global development and national and regional challenges.

Details: Registration,

0043-6432-7110 70.