Healthcare Sunday 2013 is 20 October.
Most churches have at least one member who works in the NHS. The NHS employs 1.7 million people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – that is 4% of the workforce; one in every 25 people.
Healthcare Sunday is an opportunity for your church to support and find out more about the doctors, healthcare students, lecturers, academics and trainers in your congregation and local community.
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Medical issues affect every part of the Church, from end and start of life questions, to public health issues like smoking, drugs and alcohol abuse. Doctors can support churches, and in turn churches can support doctors.
Use the video above to find out about the challenges doctors face and how you and your church can support medics throughout the year.
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Christian medics, working around the world with mission and secular agencies, also value our prayers. Use this video on Healthcare Sunday to show God's grace, mercy and provision through medical work in Nepal.
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Healthcare Sunday was set up over a decade ago as a way to help churches engage with health and medicine. For one Sunday every year we pray for, encourage and support those in the Church who work in healthcare, and remember all those working in local health institutions.
Healthcare Sunday is marked in different ways by different churches. In Wellingborough, Northants, Hope Church celebrates Healthcare Sunday, doing something different each year, which will involve the whole congregation, such as praying about healthcare issues in small groups during the Sunday service.
In Kettering, a Prayer House has opened opposite Kettering Hospital. As well as marking Healthcare Sunday, people gather at various times to pray for our country, churches and healthcare situations.