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summer 2008

From CMF news - summer 2008 - Fellowship News [p2]

Goodbye to Charles

Charles Otim has been the accountant at CMF for four years, but with his home and family in Liverpool and a weekly commute, he left CMF at the end of March to set up his own accountancy business in Liverpool. Charles hails originally from Uganda, and we have appreciated the international perspective he has brought alongside his service. After a temporary replacement, we are looking for a long term substitute.

Thank you, Rachael

At the end of February, Rachael Pickering resigned from her two-session-a-week editorial work with CMF and has therefore ceased her formal involvement with Triple Helix. However, we are delighted that she is continuing for the time being with the Juniors' Forum there and that, remaining on the Publications Committee, she intends to complete editing the new book for juniors. We are grateful for all her excellent work over quite a few years.

More staff changes

By the time you get the Christmas CMF News, we anticipate there will have been several more moves and arrivals. As we complete our first year in the new premises, and settle further into the new teams approach with dedicated departments, we are grateful for all your prayer, support, and fellowship. It is a privilege for us to serve you.


Dominic Beer – the NHS London Health and Social Care Award for 'Safety in Care'

Helen Scott-Cook – MRCGP with merit

William Thomas – Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England


Carey Baker (q The Westminster 1941; d 27 March 2008) was a GP in East London who had retired to Canterbury. Awarded FRCGP in 1967, he had been an Upjohn Travelling Fellow.

Paul Ellis (q Liverpool 1982) was a GP in Liverpool who had gained MRCGP in 1986.

Duncan Gibbs (q Otago 1965, d 26 March 2008) came from New Zealand to England where he was a GP in Tavistock for 27 years, also doing anaesthetics at the Plymouth hospitals. He was an active regional secretary for CMF, organising for many years a well attended annual conference.

David Masters (q Guy's 1966; d 1 April 2008) was a missionary surgeon in Zaire from 1969-88, a GP in Bromley until 2007, and had just returned to Africa with his wife to re-establish primary care in Doro, southern Sudan. He died within hours of developing some acute intra-abdominal catastrophe.

Frances McCall (q Edinburgh 1939; d 22 December 2007) served in China with her husband Kenneth from 1939-45. After internment in Shanghai, she was a GP in Bournemouth and then Totton. From an open home in the New Forest, she also wrote widely circulated books about life in China, life as a Christian GP, and her autobiography.

John Miller (q Birmingham 1943; d 22 November 2007) began as an insurance underwriter but changed to medicine because of his new found Christian faith. He specialised in O&G, and was an assistant at Mayday Hospital, Croydon from 1947-53, and then consultant there until retiring in 1977. He did locums for 10 years.

James Patterson (q Glasgow 1946) died in 2006. He had been a GP and associate specialist in paediatrics in Stafford.

Stella Warren (q Bristol 1955) had been a member of CMF since 1979 and was a GP.

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More from CMF news: summer 2008

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  • Fellowship News
  • Regrouping for Autumn
  • Lively + Vibrant + Relevant
  • Hope for junior doctors
  • Communications and Publications
  • ICMDA International Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Mission Matters - Keeping in touch and ongoing intercession for members working abroad
  • Allied Professions
  • PRIME Partnership in International Medical Education
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