5 February, Manchester

The Northern Medical Specialist Group of the British Computer Society is organising, with BT, an evening meeting on the subject of Telemedicine: healthcare for the future?

Details: Andrew Meyer, 01706-645560.

IHSM CONFERENCE

11 February, Cardiff

The Welsh division of the Institute of Health Services Management is holding a conference on Research and effectiveness in health services management. Speakers include Rosemary Stewart, director of the Oxford Health Care Management Institute. There will be workshop sessions at which academics and practising managers will present papers for discussion.

Details: Susan Court, 01222-502308.

USER INVOLVEMENT

12 February, London

The College of Health training workshop on User involvement will cover policy and practice, methods and examples of user involvement issues.

Details: Francesca Avbara, 0181-983 1225.

CLINICAL PATHWAYS

12-13 February, North Wales;

25-26 March, Northern Ireland

A series of two-day Clinical pathways training seminars have been arranged by VFM NHS Wales to provide multi-professional staff with the skills to develop and implement clinical pathways.

Details: Adrian Roberts, 01978-727474.

NURSE GRADING

17 February, Glasgow

New nursing structures: competence pay and clinical ladders, a Pay and Workforce Research seminar, aims to discuss how clinical ladders are being used to develop new nurse grading structures.

Details: Ingrid Aitken, 01423-842643.

NHS HISTORY

26 February, London

Charles Webster, senior research fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and official historian of the NHS, will give this year's Office of Health Economics lecture, on NHS reorganisation: learning from history. He will demonstrate that the objective justification for major organisational change in the NHS has often been tenuous - with predictable consequences.

Details: Jon Sussex, 0171-747 1412.

50 YEARS OF NURSING IN THE NHS

28 March, Oxford

Oxford Brookes University is holding an interdisciplinary conference on professional development, gender and education to mark the NHS's 50 anniversary: From Bevan to Bottomley: 50 years of nursing in the NHS - historical and contemporary dimensions.

Details: Sue Bellenger, 01865-483572.