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Careers Day Conference - 13 September Putting Jesus at the centre - details
Careers Day Conference - 13 September
Putting Jesus at the centre - details
CMF Development Appeal Help us finish the work - give online
CMF Development Appeal
Help us finish the work - give online
UCCF Forum 2014 1-5 September - see UCCF website
UCCF Forum 2014
1-5 September - see UCCF website
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The Doctor's Life of Faith
By Janet Goodall
New from the CMF bookstore
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London & SE Day Conference
Fruitfulness on the frontline of healthcare
Saturday 8 November, London
Full details and online booking here
juniors
CMF National Junior Doctors' Conference
Get some perspective: medicine in the light of eternity
24 - 26 October, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
Full details and online booking here
audio and video

Lord Carey now supports assisted suicide

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, wrote in the Daily Mail sharing his support for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

Listen to CMF CEO, Dr Peter Saunders, debate with Lord Falconer on BBC Radio Five Live.

Duration: 7 mins

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events

September 2014

CMF Careers Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 13 September
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: juniors, students
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Saline Solution - Sheffield

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 27 September
Where: St Timothy's Church, Sheffield
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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October 2014

CMF Northern Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 17-19 October
Where: Cober Hill Guest House, Cloughton, nr Scarborough
For: all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals, students and junior doctors.
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Saline Solution - Hampstead

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 18 October
Where: St John's Church, Downshire Hill, Hampstead
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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National Junior Doctors' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 October
Where: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
For: all junior doctors
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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November 2014

London & SE Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 8 November
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: doctors, juniors, nurses and AHPs
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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April 2015

CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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devotional

31st July 2014: Chosen... For What?

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

One of the most frustrating things about being a houseman is that you so often feel like a small, impersonal cog in an immense impersonal machine, just a 'pair of hands' to fill up forms, and do repetitive procedures. This can be frustrating and threatening to your sense of identify, both as a doctor and as a child of God.

Peter reminds us that as Christians we have been individually chosen by God (1 Pet 2:9) and Paul adds that this choice 'was made in Christ before the creation of the world' (Eph 1:4). We are each therefore of importance to our Creator himself. He is personally concerned with our welfare and destiny. What a privilege is ours! To realise it is to find the cure for feeling insignificant and of little consequence in the vast hospital complex.

But we need to notice, too, God's purpose in choosing us. It is 'that you may declare ('show forth' AV) the praise of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light'. We declare his praises not only by what we say about him, but by the people that we are, the things that we do and the way we do them. 'Live such good lives among the pagans that they may see your good deeds and glorify God' (1 Pet 2:12).

As we draw on his resources through the lifeline of prayer and reading his word, he will show forth his character in us even in the most unpromising situations, and we shall be 'to the praise of his glorious grace' (Eph 1:6).

To him that chose us first
before the world began;
To him that bore the curse
To save rebellious man;
To him that formed our hearts anew
Is endless praise and glory due.
Isaac Watts

Further reading: Eph 1:1-14.

JHCM

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Response to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board DNACPR Policy Consultation - 24/6/2014

This CMF submission responds to a consultation document by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board that seeks to clarify a consistent practice for 'do not attempt resuscitation' decisions. We suggest that evidence-based survival prospects, not subjective value-of-life criteria, should guide the decision-making process. Clinician prejudice, the...

Submission to the House of Commons Education Committee on Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools - 9/6/2014

This CMF submission emphasises the importance of parental involvement with regard to PSHE and SRE provision. Primary school governing bodies should remain free to decide whether or not to provide sex and relationships education and secondary school governing bodies should remain free to formulate their own policies, in close consultation with...

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