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BEST PRACTICE - WHAT'S ON

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Crossing continents...
Crossing continents

Thursday 4 January, 11-11.30am, Radio 4

Catalonia has been seriously affected by a recent wave of immigration. But is the influx a blessing or a curse? Regional politicians are hailing a new generation of adopted Catalans, but there are many homeless immigrants lacking work permits who are seeking menial jobs in an economy

which needs them.

Tonight: food for the brain

Friday 5 January,

8-8.30pm, ITV1

Can the contents of a child's lunchbox affect their classroom performance? This edition reports on one struggling primary school's year-long experiment to improve academic results by revolutionising pupils' diets.

You've never had it so good

Saturday 6 January, 11-11.30am, Radio 4

Fifty years ago Harold Macmillan became prime minister. Historian Peter Hennessy explores how Macmillan transformed the country's mood and became identified with growing affluence. But was he a great prime minister? Contributors include Lord Carrington, Denis Healey, Douglas Hurd and Peregrine Worsthorne.

The daily politics

Monday 8 January, 12-12.30pm, BBC2

News, views and moves on the political stories of the day, plus live House of Commons coverage presented by Andrew Neil and Jenny Scott.

Tonight: drastic gastric surgery

Monday 8 January, 8-8.30pm, ITV1

As major stomach surgery grows increasingly popular in Britain's battle against obesity, and the government now controversially recommending severely overweight teenagers go under the knife, comedian Ricky Grover weighs up the benefits and the risks of the procedure.

Developing effective partnerships in health and social care

Thursday 18 January, Jurys Inn, Great Russell Street, London WC1

In association with Health Service Journal, Association for Directors of Public Health and Integrated Care Network, LGC is pleased to present this unique forum for key figures to discuss and resolve health and social care issues.

Visit: www.lgc-healthandsocialcare.co.uk

Learning the lessons of APA and JAR

Tuesday 23 January 2007, 27 Sussex Place, NW1

This conference offers step-by-step guidance on managing a successful joint area review, before planning strategic improvement and feature exclusive insights in to the latest developments to the process.

Visit: www.lgc-jar.co.uk

Developing leaders in the civil service

Thursday 25 January 2007, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

In a constantly changing environment you need leaders who can inspire, encourage, drive and achieve while developing those who will follow them. This practical one-day event combines policy guidance and best practice case studies to plan effectively to guarantee success under the vibrant and dynamic leaders of the future.

Visit: www.cg-developingleaders.co.uk

Creating better and stronger local strategic partnerships

Wednesday 31 January 2007, No 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1

Is your local strategic partnership working to its full potential? This practical conference will focus on developing local partnership working to help focus and transform your services.

Visit: www.lgc-lsp.co.uk

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