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Whittington Hospital & Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine Conference Unit MRCP Part II (PACES)/Communication Skills and Ethics: 2 day course

21–22 May 2001: Whittington Hospital, London, UK The course involves: • History taking • Information giving • Breaking bad news • Ethics

This is a workshop based course for the new MRCP clinical examination and facilitators include communication skills specialists and MRCP examiners. The cost is £500.

For further details and a booking form please contact Kate Stephens, CHIME, 4th Floor Holborn Union Building, Archway Campus, Highgate Hill, London N19 3UA (tel: 020 7288 3134; email:k.stephens{at}

(Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, Registered Charity No 313355, Registered in England No 721213)

1st Asia Pacific Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care: 3 day conferencee

19–21 September 2001: Sydney, Australia

We are delighted to announce this forthcoming conference in Sydney. The themes of the forum are: • Improving patient safety • Leadership for improvement • Consumers driving change

  • Building capacity for change: measurement, education, and human resource

  • The context: incentives and barriers for change

  • Improving health systems

  • The evidence and scientific basis for quality improvement

Presented to you by the BMJ Publishing Group (London, UK) and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Boston, USA), with the support of the the Commonweatlh Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia), Safety & Quality Council (Australia), NSW Health (Australia) and Ministry of Health (New Zealand).

For more information contact: quality{at} or fax +44 (0) 7383 6869.