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Staff accommodation

8 October, Milton Keynes

'Housing prescriptions for the NHS - the future of staff accommodation' is an afternoon seminar run by Beachcroft Stanleys solicitors and Catella property consultants, looking at funding, building and managing NHS residential accommodation. Topics for discussion include obligation to house, options for the future and balance sheet considerations.

Details: Grace Hall, 0171-894 6564.

Link workers

14 October, London

XRL Consortium is holding a conference on 'Link workers: a new role in the new NHS - evolution of skill mix in primary care'. Public health minister Tessa Jowell will open the afternoon session.

Details: Maggie Cairney,


Focusing on primary care

15-16 October, Malvern

'Primary care: past, present and future' is the title of the NHS 50th anniversary conference for primary care managers, organised by the Institute for Health Services Management and the Association of Managers in General Practice (AMGP). Speakers will include health minister Alan Milburn and Sir Donald Irvine, president at the General Medical Council.

Details: Sandra Barradas,

0171-460 7654.

Learning disability conference

19 October, Edinburgh

The community care development centre in Scotland, part of King's College London, has arranged a conference on 'Best value in learning disabilities', aimed at all concerned with commissioning and providing learning disability services.

Details: Geoff Hodgson,

0171-928 7994.

Internet and intranet

19 October, London

'Harnessing the potential of the internet and intranet for the NHS' is a Capita initiative for IT managers, directors and purchasers, GPs and practice managers, pharmacists, training managers, heads of policy and planning teams, clinical services managers and clinical researchers. It will include hands-on on-line opportunities.

Details: Carolyn Spring,

0171-222 5110.

Forensic nursing

22-23 October, Blackpool

This year's annual Forensic Nurses' Association conference will examine the integration of forensic and mainstream NHS provision. Speakers include junior health minister Paul Boateng.

Details: Julie Millar, 0121-453 6161.

Primary care management

22-23 October, Sheffield

Sheffield Primary Care Managers are holding a conference on 'Shaping the future: primary care management'. Speakers include Mike Farrar, branch head primary care Department of Health; GP Dr David Colin-Thome; Rosey Foster from the Association of Managers in General Practice and Roy Paterson, Unison primary care lead officer.

Details: Vicki Sheil, 0114-271 1343.

Mental health and information

26 October, Bradford

'Mental health and information' is a Bradford Community trust workshop looking at the use of process mapping to describe and understand mental health service delivery.

Details: Netta Hollings,