Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Uli Jaeger, HSJ, Porters South, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW. Fax: 0171-843 4670.

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Primary & social care

24 September, Bath

London King's College community care development centre and Wiltshire social services are holding the third in the series of partnership programmes on 'Moving towards integration'.

Details: Geoff Hodgson,

0171-928 7994

Care complaints

24 September, London

Community care complaints is a Carers National Association's training unit event.

Details: Liz Raymond,

0171-490 8818.

Employment & mental health

30 September, Belfast

Employment opportunities for people with disabilities are being explored at a conference hosted by Northern Ireland based mental health charity ITO (Industrial Therapy Organisation) and its sister organisation ACCEPT (Assessment, Counselling and Coaching in Employment Placement and Training for people with mental ill health).

Details: Carol Magill,


Managing the difficult patient

5 October, London

The difficult to manage patient: innovations in mental health practice is a Mole conference for professionals with an overview of current thinking and innovation in mental health. Topics include substance misuse, assertive outreach, second opinions and the care programme providing multi-disciplinary risk assessment.

Details: Mole Conferences, 01273-242634.

Mental health law

7 October, York

27 October, London

The Institute of Mental Health is offering an event on law for non-executive directors and co-opted members.

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

Tragic choices

12 October, Birmingham

Birmingham University's health services management centre is discussing how we can strengthen the process of decision making, at a conference on tragic choices in healthcare.

Details: Joan Jones,

0121-414 3086.

Evidence-based practice

13 October, Reading

Turning evidence into everyday practice is the first of four regional King's Fund Promotion Action on Clinical Effectiveness (PACE) seminars on learning from local projects implementing evidence-based practice in Dorset, Gloucester, Oxfordshire and Royal Berkshire.

Details: Hayley Hutton,

0171-307 2694.

Theatre nursing

13-15 October, Harrogate

This year's annual National Association of Theatre Nurses congress and exhibition will celebrate partnerships in perioperative care.

Details: NATN, 01423-508079.

Family friendly NHS

5 November, Worcester

Pay & Workforce Research is holding a seminar on developing family friendly strategies. The event presents the results of a survey looking at the costs and benefits of childcare provision and providing information on employment law issues.

Details: Ingrid Aitken,