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winter 2009

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Central services

The year end is a busy time for us in the Central Services department. After agreeing the August month end accounts, we estimate the financial outcome for the year end. This is then used to help determine the target for the Autumn Appeal, and we move on to preparing the budget of income and expenditure for 2010. Alongside all this we have been revising the Staff Handbook.

Data Protection

We have also been preparing a set of Data Protection Act (DPA) procedures to help both members and staff meet their duties under the Data Protection Act and to explain the CMF DPA policy. Once all these have been approved we will issue the DPA Policy to regional secretaries, medical school reps and others and provide them with up to date lists of members in their region or medical school.

New CMF company

With effect from 1 January 2010 CMF becomes a company limited by guarantee, registered with Companies House, with the registration number 6949436. CMF continues to be a charity registered with the Charity Commission, with the new registration number 1131658. A main reason for this change was to limit the liability of both CMF and its trustees, so protecting assets, while bringing the constitution in line with modern charity law. All 13 members of the Executive Committee of the 'old' CMF are now the Directors and Trustees of the new CMF limited company.

New 'footer' essential

These details of the limited company and the charity should be included on all our letters, event and conference leaflets, appeals and other documents requesting money or entering into a contract. Regional secretaries, event organisers and medical school representatives must meet this requirement. Further, when collecting personal information on event or conference application forms, we should all record that CMF is registered under the Data Protection Act.

The simplest way to do all this is to include the following as a 'footer' in documents:
Christian Medical Fellowship. A company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England no. 6949436
Registered Charity no. 1131658.
Registered office: 6 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL
Data Protection Act registered number: Z1341734

Congratulations

Helen Barratt – MFPH
Keith Thomson – the 'Pask Certificate' award of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland, for his volunteer work with Mercy Ships
Michael Trimble – MA in Health Care Ethics and Law (Manchester)

Outgoing

Elizabeth Clausen to Kenya
Simon Clausen (Leeds) to Kenya
Francesca Elloway (Bristol) to Uganda
Carolyn Simpson (The London) to Tanzania
Patricia Turner (Cardiff) to Ghana
William Turner (Cardiff) to Ghana
Martin Tweeddale (Westminster) to Canada
Nick Wooding (Oxford) to Uganda

Homecoming

Karinya Humphrey (Southampton) from Kenya
Chris Lewis (Southampton) from Kenya
Emily Wilkinson (Oxford) from Tanzania

Change of address abroad

Samantha Dunnet (Nottingham) from South Africa to Mozambique

Obituaries

Guy Brill (q Cambridge/St Thomas's 1958; d 29 June 2009) was a GP in Hampshire, enthusiastic about holistic care and the RCGP. In retirement he served as a lay reader.

Ann Cook (d 3 October 2009) was the wife of Richard Cook, consultant paediatric surgeon in Liverpool who was Chairman and later President of CMF. She herself served CMF in many ways for many years.

Mary Ellis (q London School of Medicine for Women 1942; d summer 2009) in retirement on the Isle of Wight.

Thomas 'Edgar' Fergusson (q Glasgow 1952; d 24 June 2009) was a GP for 20 years who transferred to the Scottish Home and Health Department. 'He led an active, fulfilled, and spiritually enriched life.'

Percy Harris (q Dublin 1943; d 5 May 2009). GP and clinical assistant in cardiology in Belfast, he also served as a JP and Presbyterian Church elder.

Ruth Hughes (q St Andrew's 1954; d 30 June 2009) became a consultant child psychiatrist in Merseyside, and retired to Cranleigh in Surrey.

Michael Robson (q Cambridge 1955; d 9 October 2009) proceeded DTM&H in 1961 and was a missionary in Nepal who wrote about suffering Christians across the world.

James Runcie (q Edinburgh 1937; d summer 2009) was a GP in Ross-shire.

Robert J Sibbald (q Manchester 1961; d summer 2009) was a consultant pathologist at Pontefract General Infirmary.

David Turk (d 25 July 2009) in Sheffield aged 85.

Arthur Wyatt (q Barts 1955; d 11 October 2009) became a consultant surgeon in Greenwich. With longstanding family connections, he frequently visited China and reviewed several books for Triple Helix.



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