Issue no. 15
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
A Year in Movies
Well Done Legal!
STAFF NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL SERVICES AGENCY
25 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FH. www.csa.n-i.nhs.uk
Tel: (028) 9032 4432 Fax: (028) 9023 2304
Equality Unit Update 3
Welcome to Issue 15 of our In-Touch Magazine. Apologies
for the gap from Issue 14 – circumstances beyond my
Farewell Derek Burgoyne 4 control!
Sam Quinn FCIPS 4 In this issue, there is something for everyone, including
valuable words of wisdom from that world-renowned guru
of self-development, David Brent.
Enjoy the articles!
A Year in Movies 6-7
Please keep the articles/news items coming, either
New Telephone Numbers 8 through your representative on the Team, or by e-mail
directly to me.
Well Done, Legal Directorate! 9
Office Wisdom 10
Better late than never!
??????????????? 11 Congratulations to Liz Cherry (nee Murphy) of FPS re. her
wedding in December! It has gained significance now
You know you’re living because she is expecting twins in August!
in 2003 when.... 12
Ten at Ten 12
congratulations to Ruairi Magee, Purchasing, CSA RSS,
Royal Group of Hospitals Trust who recently passed his
MBA with Purchasing Specialism
Alan Cairns (Managing Editor)
Anthony Houston (Editor)
Roisin O’Hare Heidi Alexander Marie Lewsley
Jean Caldwell Christine Banks Alan Magee
Kerry Anne Barker Christina McBride
John Black Peter McColgan
Michelle Doherty David Blair Damien McLaughlin
Donna Heaney Susan Boyle Hilary McLean
Lynsey Bullick Rhonda McMullan
David McLaughlin Michael Carson Anthony McStravick
Anne Williams Nicola Corrigan Joanne O’Neill
Edel Doherty Barry Sheppard
Denise Black Jacqueline Ferguson Kevin Toal
Stephen Lindsay Clare Griffin Samuel Williams
Paul Grimley Anne Williams
EQUALITY UNIT UPDATE
New Offices Equality
The Unit recently relocated to new offices in
Champion House. We are now based on the
2 nd floor, Champion House in the Human
Resources Directorate. We can be contacted Assessment
at the telephone numbers given below:
Greg Irwin (Equality Scheme Manager) -
direct line: 028 90553642
or Champion House, ext. 2297 Thanks to all members of staff who took part
in focus group discussions or who forwarded
Anne Basten (Equality Researcher) - comments on the Equality Impact
direct line:028 90553641 Assessments.
or Champion House, ext. 2287 The consultation period is now closed and the
final EQIAs are completed.
Donna Heaney (Equality Assistant) -
direct line: 028 90553641 The next step in the process is the signing off,
or Champion House, ext. 2287 of the EQIAs, by the Agency Board. We will then
implement a deliver y plan for the
recommendations contained in the EQIAs and
UK LIMITED it is expected that implementation will take
place in 2003/2004.
A new “Jerusalem” or “If” for today?
How about “Land of Dope and Gluttony” – in decay?
Relaxed amidst the haze of uneasy peace, Training - Note for your Diaries!!
Afforded the luxury of artificial anguish
(An episode missed; OFFSIDE, ref, PLEASE!)
We gorge on faux-culture, ours relinquished Equality Awareness Training for staf f -
Stadia have become our Sabbath temples
The young prey on the Elderly
Who mourn the passing of any semblance of Community Tuesday 16 September 2003
Forged in adversity, now – bizarrely – a fond memory Friday 17 October 2003
Loss of empire: spirit jaded
An umpire at yet another loss; What the deuce!? Disability Awareness Training -
Only black-and-white glories, and faded Thursday 11 September 2003
Signal a once-triumphant prowess, merely dust
UK, yes, but no more great Britain Please for ward all nominations to Donna
The constitution of a 51st State’s being written …
Well Done, Michael!
SAM QUINN FCIPS
FAREWELL Sam Quinn retired on 28 August 2002 after 28 years
working in the Health Service. A presentation was
made to Sam on 29 August 2002 with many of his
colleagues present from the Trusts, Boards and
Agencies throughout Northern Ireland.
Sam commenced his career in the Health Service
in 1974 as Area Supplies Officer for the Eastern
Health and Social Services Board and in 1992 he
took up the post of Director of Contracting and
Logistics with the Central Services Agency Regional
Sam’s experience in purchasing and logistics
spanned over 30 years within the public and private
sector having previously worked as Purchasing
Manager for ICL for 7 years. He is a
Founder Member of the Northern Ireland Branch of
the Healthcare Supplies Association and a Fellow
of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
and has received the Meritorious Service Award in
We say farewell, on retirement, to Derek 1998 for his service to the Institute.
Burgoyne, the Directorate’s longest
ser ving solicitor, who joined the Legal One of Sam’s notable achievements was to lead
Department, as it was then called, of the his Contracting and Logistics teams to successfully
CSA on the 2nd September 1974. obtain ISO 9002 Accreditation.
In a career with Directorate of nearly 29 The Central Services Agency would like to wish Sam
years, he has left an indelible mark over a happy and healthy retirement and to let him know
the years, during good times and bad that his colleagues, staff and friends will miss him.
times. He contributed to the successes
of the Directorate and played his part in
the achievement of the ISO and Lexcel
Derek expressed his regret in leaving so
many friends in the Directorate and the
Trusts, which he served. For some years
his wife, Nina, has not been well and he
welcomes the opportunity of being able
to give more time to her well being.
“The Directorate of Legal Services has a
young and vibrant team” Derek said, “the
future is bright for it and the HPSS Boards
and Trusts which it serves. It is probably
one of the most challenging and varied
legal departments in the public sector, I
(L-R) Dr. C. Sullivan; Mr. S. Quinn; Mr. A. Cairns; Mr.
wish it well”.
To celebrate the retirement of a colleague, four friends
from Medical Directorate flew to Amsterdam for a short
On arrival at Amsterdam Central Station four lost souls
trundled over tramlines dragging suitcases behind them
trying to locate our hotel. This turned out to be quite
central and after a quick freshen up we hit the shops.
Footsore and weary a few hours later we decided to leave
the remainder for another day. It was time to revive
ourselves with some food and a lot of liquid refreshment.
The aroma from the “Coffee Shops” had us high and we
were sorry we didn’t take a quick course in how “to roll
Next day it was time for the “Cultural Tour”. We visited the
Van Gough Museum and one of our number absorbed
enough information to give her would be artist husband a
few helpful hints on her return. Anne Frank’s House was
well worth the short queue for it’s reminder of man’s
inhumanity to man however it seems we never learn.
The Red Light District was next on the agenda. A colleague
told us to visit the Banana Bar, however we were not so
uninhibited as he was. Window shopping here was very
enlightening especially under ultra violet lights psychedelic
bikinis certainly stood out.
We became pals with two Israeli Drag Queens who were
staying at our hotel and Cathleen swapped tips on make
up and the latest nail colour.
However all too soon it was time to return home with our
memories of canals, culture drugs ,sleaze and shops.
It was definitely an interesting city well worth the visit.
2002 - A Ye
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2002 was the usual mix of good, bad and indifferent films, with only a handful
you could easily call great. Sequels, as always, were the main staples of the big
studios, with varying degrees of success. Bond returned, so did Harry Potter
and the second of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The year began with veteran actor Robert Redford showing the younger cast
members of “The Last Castle” he could still cut it. He played an inmate at a
military prison fighting against the corrupt system his fellow prisoners have to
Another “old timer” 72-year old Clint Eastwood returned to the thriller genre with “Blood Work” based on the novel by
Michael Connolly. It told the story of a cop who receives a heart transplant, unaware the donor has recently been
murdered. With the help of the victim’s sister he sets out to find the killer. Michael Caine too gave a potential Oscar
winning performance in “The Quiet American” based on the Graham Greene novel. Caine played Thomas Fowler, a
London Times correspondent, covering the Vietnamese fight for independence in 1952.
My own personal favourites tended to come from Europe and independent filmmakers. The best of
the bunch included “Donnie Darko” a brilliant first feature from Richard Kelly, which starred upcoming
actor Jake Gylenhall as the eponymous Donnie Darko. It tells the strange tale of a young man
apparently saved from death when a plane crashes on his parent’s house. Minutes before the
accident he sees a strange figure dressed in a rabbit costume, who informs him the world will end
in 28 days. Quirky, original and hugely entertaining, this for me was the highlight of last year.
Other notable films included Steve Martin who returned to top form in “Novocaine”
playing a dentist involved with one of his patients in a satisfying noir thriller. Tom
Hanks played against type by portraying a gangster in Sam Mendes’ “Road To Perdition” with
excellent support from Paul Newman as Hanks’ father.
The high standards set by foreign filmmakers continued with some fine examples.
Prominent among the handful of films were Pedro Almodavar’s superb “Hable
Con Ella” (Talk to Her), which re-inforced his well deserved reputation as a director
to rival any of the Hollywood greats. The story of two women brought together
after near fatal accidents, their two lovers and the interaction between the four characters was a
supreme example of filmmaking at its best. Great soundtrack too!
Alfonso Corazon’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien” (And Your Mother Too) was another treat, an
original road movie about two childhood friends vying for the attention of their female travelling
companion. Like “Donnie Darko” the surprising and unexpected denouement, combined with brilliant acting, made it
stand out from the crowd. Two other films of note were “8 Women” (8 Femmes) a whodunit/musical, whose cast list
was a virtual who’s who of every major French actress of the last fifty years. Finally Brazilian epic drama “City of God”
about two young boys. One dreams of being a photographer, while the other drifts into a life of drugs and crime.
Explosive and unforgettable.
Elsewhere the standard Hollywood fare, films based on best sellers, TV series and sequels dominated the summer
months. The best of these were “Spiderman”; Sam Raimi’s brilliantly realised take on the comic book hero with Tobey
Maguire as Peter Parker, and “The Count of Monte Cristo” a well-dramatised version of Dumas’ tale of revenge and
honour with Jim Caviezel in the title role.
Some of the worst films included the hopelessly bad “Scooby Doo” with the actors vying with the
CGI effects to see which ones were the most unrealistic.
The pointless “Men In Black II” which was a basic re-hash of the original with none of the surprises
and wit. “Reign of Fire” the only instance where the poster was better than the film and “XXX”. An
attempt to bring a new “secret agent” to the screen to outdo the Bond franchise, but coming off a
ear in Movies
Australia provided us with two of the best films in years. The first, “Rabbit Proof Fence”, set in the
1930’s told the true story of three aboriginal sisters who were taken away from their parents and
sent to a “facility” in the outback. This was part of the then government-backed scheme to eradicate
the aboriginal from society via ethnic cleansing, leading eventually to the total extinction of the race.
Gradually escaping from the compound and trek thousands of miles across the Australian
outback, to return to their family. Breath-taking scenery and stunning performances from the three
young leads all of whom had never acted before, lend the film a raw documentary feel, which gives
the story its heart. Equally there was “Lantana” a tale of a woman’s disappearance and possible
murder and its repercussions in a small Australian suburb.
Chief amongst them is the husband of the missing woman, whose marriage has been rocky since the death of
their child. The two best friends whose friendship becomes strained when one of them suspects that the others
husband of being involved in the woman’s disappearance and the policeman sent to investigate the crime who ends up
having an affair with one of the villagers.
Actors getting behind the camera became a new trend, with fair to middling box office returns. Bill Paxton’s excellent
“Frailty” was a gripping tale of a father bringing up two sons. After a vision one night, he becomes convinced that he
has been given a sign by God to eradicate demons that he suspects are roaming the earth in disguise. He proceeds to
do “God’s work” armed with a trusty axe. Told in flashback it charts the descent of his madness as he eventually
involves his two sons. This was a totally absorbing film with great performances.
John Malkovich also saw his debut as a director released, although he stayed behind the camera for “The
Dancer Upstairs”. It starred former Oscar nominee Javier Bardem as an honest cop in Latin America where corruption
is commonplace. While leading the hunt for a terrorist leader he falls for his daughter’s dance teacher. Their relationship
is a stark contrast to the violence stirring in the community. It’s a subtle film letting the story unfold slowly, so that all
the details of the drama feel un-hurried. Unfortunately neither this nor “Frailty” achieved big box office returns and
have virtually been forgotten. I heartily recommend them both when they are given a video release sometime in the
In closing, it was a typical year, with heavy emphasis on sequels as an easy way of making money, with the best
of the year tending to come from outside the Hollywood norm. Hopefully 2003 Hollywood will take a leaf out of the
independent filmmaker’s book and make movies worth seeing. Films to look forward to in 2003 include Alan Parker’s
“The Life of David Gale”, Al Pacino in “The Recruit”, “The Hours” with Nicole Kidman, George Clooney’s directorial
debut with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, the true story of Chuck Barris, a quiz show host who also worked as
a CIA assassin and Quentin Tarantino’s eagerly awaited “Kill Bill”. All this plus sequels like X Men 2, The Matrix :
Reloaded and The Matrix : Revolutions and the final instalment in the Tolkien trilogy, “The Return of the King”.
If I had to single out any particular movies I would choose the following ten, in no particular order of preference:
1) Donnie Darko
2) Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her)
3) Monster’s Ball
4) Road To Perdition
6) Rabbit Proof Fence
7) Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too)
9) The Dancer Upstairs
10) Oceans Eleven
NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS
HUMAN RESOURCES and CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE
If ringing from outside NAME SECTION EXT DDI
Christina MacAllister Acting Director 2297 90553642
the Agency and you have
Jeanette Murray PA to Director 2284 90553642
only an extension
Norah Emerson Support 2247 90553649
number – please ring
Paddy Hanna Support 2296 90553636
CSA switchboard, ie Michelle Doherty Support 2282 90553643
90324431 and they will Louise Whitbread Support 2294 90553638
transfer you to the Denise Rooney Support 2281 90553644
appropriate extension Robin Harkness Support 2280
Greg Irwin Equality Unit 2297 90553641
Anna Basten Equality Unit 2287 90553641
Donna Heaney Equality Unit 2287 90553641
Paul Millar Selection and Recruitment 2292
Danielle Druse Selection and Recruitment 2299 90553633
Leanne Mulholland/ Selection and Recruitment 2295 90553637
Aine Matthews Selection and Recruitment 2256
Mr S Hodkinson Chief Executive 2212 90553688
Amanda Mills PA to Chief Executive 2204 90553688
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Whilst ISO 9001 is an award obtainable in any office,
ISO 9001 ISO 9001 ISO 9001 ISO and is
Lexcel is an award purely for a Solicitor’s Practice9001
in fact awarded by the Law Society for Northern Ireland.
ISO 9001 ISO 9001 ISO 9001 with annual 9001
The certificate lasts for three years, ISO reviews
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
within that three-year period.
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
Staf f responded magnificently toISO 9001the challenge of
The Legal Directorate has successfully achieved ISO 9001 achieving these awards and take full credit for this
and Lexcel accreditations ISO 9001
ISO 9001 following a rigorous assessment ISO awful lot of time,
success. An 9001 effortISOwork was and hard 9001
put into this achievement and the whole Directorate was
at the end of November 2002. This
ISO the quality of the service we provideexternal validation
of 9001 ISO 9001 is a tribute to the ISO 9001
absolutely delighted, not just at theISO 9001
ISO 9001 in People Award,9001 ISO which the Agency
effort and commitment of staff within the Directorate.
Along with the Investor
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
but at the convincing manner of it.
ISO 9001 thisISOthe9001
as a whole achieved, confirms standing of our IISO 9001 gratitude to all staff, but
would express my thanks and ISO 9001
practice. None of our competitors has such accreditations particularly the Section Heads, Siobhan Cairns, Claire
and we therefore remain ISO 9001
ISO 9001 ahead of our competitors. All of ISO 9001 ISO 9001
Corr, Gary Sharratt, and Gail Walker, the Practice Manager,
along with the Assistant Directors, Donna Scott and Hilary
our sixteen solicitors
ISO 9001 specialise in particularthose areas
Law and this creates an exper tise in
areas of the
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
Wells and our Business Manager Owen Nicholson.
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
unmatched by our competitors. ISO efforts and commitment the achievement
Without their 9001 ISO 9001
would not have been possible. I would also thank Gary
The assessment carried ISO 9001
ISO 9001 out in November looked at our ISO 9001 ISO 9001
Millar, Management Consultant, for his invaluable support
and assistance throughout the process.
ISO 9001 and processes,management ourcase
management, use of technology and
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
ISO 9001 of staff interviewed, files audited
loads. The assessment was rigorous, lasting two days
with a large number
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
We look to the future with renewed confidence.
ISO 9001 The assessment was carried out
and systems checked. ISO 9001 ISO 9001
by S G S Yarsley, Management Consultants, who found Mr. A. Maginness
no minor non-conformities under ISO. 9001
ISO 9001 ISO They explained to ISO 9001 ISO 9001
Director of Legal Services
9001 ISO we had obtained
ISO that this was rare and confirmed that9001
the accreditations convincingly.
ISO 9001 ISO 9001
PS. Congratulations to Kathryn Minnis who has recently
ISO 9001 ISO 9001 ISO 9001 ISO Care.
passed the Diploma in Managing Health & Social9001
RECYCLE YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONE
AND HELP BRAIN INJURED CHILDREN
• Have you or anyone in the office got a mobile phone Their work rarely draws any government funding so they
you don’t use? have to raise most of the money to support these children
and their families; they never turn a family away due to
You have seen the adverts on television gently persuading financial restraints - that is why these sort of recycling
us to buy the next state-of-the-ar t piece of digital schemes are so important to them.
technology; well for all of us that have been swayed (and
statistics tell us that there aren’t many who have resisted) By recycling your old mobile phone, you will not only be
we can all feel better about giving in to temptation by helping the environment but also these children.
turning our need and/or extravagance to a good cause!
Please do not send your mobile phones direct to BIBIC.
BIBIC - the British Institute for Brain Injured Children has Contact Jean Caldwell in the Research & Development
been operating a recycling scheme for ALL mobile phones, Office, Tel 028 9055 3613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org-
functional or not, trendy or downright embarrassing! They i.nhs.uk who will organise their collection.
can take them all and turn them into hard cash to help
them continue their work. If you would like details about this or any other money
raising schemes or further information on the work of
BIBIC is a registered national charity that helps children BIBIC, please give them a call on 01278 684060.
with learning difficulties caused by conditions such as
autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, brain injury, Many thanks for your continued support and remember
genetic syndromes right through to dyslexia and dyspraxia. to keep forwarding your toners for recycling too.
OFFIC E WISDOM
1. Eagles may soar high, but weasels don’t get sucked
into jet engines.
2. Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an
emergency on my part.
3. There may be no ‘I’ in team, but there’s a ‘ME’ if you
look hard enough.
4. Process and Procedure are the last hiding place of
people without the wit and wisdom to do their job
5. Remember that age and treachery will always triumph
over youth and ability.
6. Never do today that which will become someone
else’s responsibility tomorrow.
7. Ever y time you open your mouth you have this
wonderful ability to continually confirm what I think.
21. Those of you who think you know everything are
8. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a LOSER! annoying to those of us who do.
9. Put the key of despair into the lock of apathy. Turn 22. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. But then there’s no ‘I’ in
the knob of mediocrity slowly and open the gates of ‘useless smug colleague’, either. And there’s four in
despondency - welcome to a day in the average office. ‘platitude-quoting idiot’. Go figure.
10. It’s the team that matters. Where would The Beatles 23. Know your limitations and be content with them. Too
be without Ringo? If John got Yoko to play drums the much ambition results in promotion to a job you can’t
history of music would be completely different. do.
11. What does a squirrel do in the summer? It buries 24. Make good use of your cylindrical filing unit, the one
nuts. Why? Cos then in winter time he’s got something you mainly keep under your desk.
to eat and he won’t die. So, collecting nuts in the
summer is worthwhile work. Every task you do at 25. Quitters never win, winners never quit. But those who
work think, would a squirrel do that? Think squirrels. never win and never quit are idiots.
Think nuts. 26. If you’re gonna be late, then be late and not just 2
12. When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve minutes - make it an hour and enjoy your breakfast.
it more easily by reducing it to the question, “How 27. Remember the 3 golden rules: 1. It was like that
would the Lone Ranger handle this?” when I got here. 2. I didn’t do it. 3. (To your Boss) I
13. Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some like your style.
days you are the statue. 28. The office is like an army, and I’m the field general.
14. If your boss is getting you down, look at him through You’re my foot soldiers and customer quality is the
the prongs of a fork and imagine him in jail. WAR!!!
15. If you can keep your head when all around you have 29. Set out to leave the first vapour trail in the blue-sky
lost theirs, then you probably haven’t understood the scenario.
seriousness of the situation. 30. Statistics are like a lamppost to a drunken man -
16. You don’t have to be mad to work here! In fact we more for leaning on than illumination.
ask you to complete a medical questionnaire to 31. A problem shared is a problem halved, so is your
ensure that you are not. problem really yours or just half of someone else’s?
17. If you treat the people around you with love and 32. Is your work done? Are all pigs fed, watered and ready
respect, they will never guess that you’re trying to to fly?....
get them sacked. 33. You don’t have to be mad to work here, but you do
18. If at first you don’t succeed, remove all evidence you have to be on time, well presented, a team player,
ever tried. customer service focused and sober!!
19. You have to be 100% behind someone, before you 34. I thought I could see the light at the end of the tunnel,
can stab them in the back. but it was just some b*****d with a torch, bringing
20. If work was so good, the rich would have kept more me more work.
of it for themselves. 35. Avoid employing unlucky people - throw half of the
pile of CVs in the bin without reading them.
A new All-Ireland Clinical Trials Co-operative Group Office (R&D Office) in Belfast, who will between them,
(AICG) aiming to improve the detection and treatment provide ˛1m in support money over the next two years
of cancer was officially launched in Belfast on to ensure that clinical trials on the relatively small
Thursday, 12 June 2003. Professor Sir George combined island population of 5.4 million can be
Radda, Chief Executive of the Medical Research undertaken efficiently and that findings can be shared
Council and Chairman of the National Cancer effectively for the ultimate benefit of patients. The
Research Institute of the United Kingdom was guest AICG is a real demonstration of the impact of the
of honour at the launch which was held in the Post Consortium in developing new and dynamic ways of
Graduate Centre of Belfast City Hospital. organising cancer research and hence improving care
for cancer patients.
The new AICG brings together those involved in cancer
research and care throughout Ireland and Northern As par t of its ongoing commitment to providing
Ireland in a new organisational arrangement, based infrastructural support for health and social care
on the proven US cancer clinical trials model. It offers research, the R&D Office in Belfast has recently
an opportunity to increase the amount of clinical trial established a Clinical Research Support Centre (CRSC),
activity undertaken on the island of Ireland, in co- hosted by the Royal Hospitals. It provides a range of
operation with colleagues in the US, the UK and the support services including study design, statistical and
rest of Europe. health economics advice, and data management for a
broad spectrum of health and social care related
research, and will support clinical trials
in all disciplines. The CSRC will provide
the statistical and data management
functions for all participating centres
involved in any clinical trial carried out
under the banner of the new Cancer
AICG. The CRSC will play a crucial role
in study design, data handling, analysis
and reporting of AICG trials. The
headquarters function for the group
is being provided by the Dublin based
Irish Clinical Oncology Research
Group, which has several years
experience of co-ordinating cancer
At the launch of the new All-Ireland Clinical Trials Co-operative Group (AICG) (left to right) Professor
The new co-operative group will link
Robert Stout, Director of Research & Development for the Health & Personal Social Services
(HPSS); Dr Ruth Barrington, Chief Executive Health Research Board (HRB); Professor Sir George Cancer centres throughout Ireland,
Radda, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Chairman of the National including the Nor thern Ireland
Cancer Research Institute of the United Kingdom; Dr Karen Bailie, Director Clinical Research
Support Centre (CRSC); Dr John Armstrong, Chairman Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group
Regional Cancer Centre made up of
(ICORG); Professor Patrick Johnston, Director NI Cancer Centre the Belfast City and Royal Hospitals
and the Cancer Units in each of the
The Group was formed under the auspices of the four Health and Social Services Board areas. The
Ireland – Northern Ireland – National Cancer Institute Northern Ireland Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (NICCTU),
Cancer Consor tium, and is made up of ten established at the Belfast City Hospital, and currently
participating centres, nine centres in Ireland and one participating in around 50 clinical trials, will be the
in Northern Ireland, and a headquarters function in Northern Ireland focus for the AICG. The NICCTU,
Dublin and a statistical and data management supported by R&D Office funding, undertakes a wide
function in Belfast. range of cancer research through integrated work
involving Queen’s University, the University of Ulster,
The initiative is jointly funded by the Health Research and any of the Health and Social Services Trusts.
Board in Dublin and the Research & Development
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Q1. What was Nancy Reagan’s occupation before she devoted herself to
her husband’s political career?
Q2. Which film musical, starring Liza Minelli, is set in Berlin during the rise
of the Nazis?
Q3. How is a drink served when it is described as frappé?
Q4. Which sport has a ‘beach start’ and a ‘dock start’?
Q5. Which piece of sporting equipment shares its name with a character
from A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Q6. Which city did the Medicis rule?
Q7. In which country can the Negev desert be found?
Q8. After whose death was Prince Juan Carlos I sworn in as King of Spain?
Q9. What would you do with a Lee Enfield?
Q10. What is the name of the leader of the Fire Brigades Union?
A9. Shoot with it A10. Andy Gilchrist
A5. Puck (ice hockey) A6. Florence A7. Israel A8. Generalissimo Franco
A1. Film actress A2. Cabaret A3. With finely crushed ice A4. Water-skiing
You know you’re living in 2003 when.....
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail your mate who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
6. When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
7. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally insert a “9” to get an outside line.
8. You’ve sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
10. Your CV is on a disk in your pocket.
11. You learn about your redundancy on the 11o’clock news.
12. Your biggest loss from a system crash was when you lost all of your best jokes.
13. Your boss doesn’t have the ability to do your job.
14. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
15. Board members salaries are higher than all the Third World countries annual budgets combined.
16. Interviewees, despite not having the relevant knowledge or experience, terminate the interview
when told of the starting salary.
17. Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.
18. Your boss gets a brand-new state-of-the-art laptop with all the latest features, but you have time to
go for lunch while yours boots up.
19. Being sick is defined as you can’t walk or you’re in hospital.
20. There’s no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your department desperately needs, but
they can afford four full-time management consultants advising your boss’s boss on strategy.
21. Your relatives and family describe your job as “works with computers”.
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22. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling.
23. As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your “friends”
24. You got this email from a friend that never talks to you anymore, except to send you jokes from the net.
25. AND YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO NOTICE THAT THERE WAS NO No. 9