public policy

Press Releases

Producing press releases on topical issues is one way in which CMF aims to promote Christian values, especially in bioethics and healthcare, within society. Through these pages you can access all of our press releases.

For media enquiries please call Alistair Thompson on 020 3008 6063 or 07970 162 225

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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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'Presumed consent' for organ donation is both unnecessary and unethical (2/7/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that Welsh plans to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation are both unnecessary and unethical. Wales could become the only UK country with an opt-out organ donation system if politicians vote to change the law today. Currently an 'opt-in' consent system operates across the UK....
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Pill-popping your way to the top (4/4/2013)

Memory-boosting drugs may keep students awake, alert and achieving top marks, but they bring with them a range of moral dilemmas. CMF's Head of Public Policy, Philippa Taylor, addresses these in the lead article of the latest edition of Triple Helix – the journal published by the Christian Medical Fellowship. Seen by some ambitious students as the...
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Liverpool Care Pathway – nine points for the government to consider in its review (2/1/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is calling on the government to consider nine key points in its recently announced review of the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway. Latest figures suggest that around 130,000 people a year are dying on the LCP, amounting to about a third of annual deaths in the UK. CEO Dr Peter Saunders says: 'The...
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Doctors urged to give out vouchers for foodbanks (11/12/2012)

The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is encouraging more doctors to give out vouchers for foodbanks. In the latest edition of Triple Helix , its magazine for Christian doctors, a report by CMF member Dr Valerie Rowe asked why it seems so few doctors currently participate in the scheme by giving out the vouchers. To receive emergency food,...
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Healthcare Sunday - 21 October – supporting doctors, nurses and healthcare workers (17/10/2012)

21 October is Healthcare Sunday – a day for churches to encourage, support and pray for doctors, nurses and those working in healthcare. An initiative of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Christian Nurses and Midwives, and Healthcare Christian Fellowship, it is hoped churches will mark Healthcare Sunday and make use of the resources that have been...
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Three reasons why CMF opposes creating three parent embryos (17/9/2012)

CMF has responded with both concern and scepticism to the promises that scientists at Newcastle University want to help parents have children who are free from mitochondrial diseases. The technique that scientists want to develop could be used, it is claimed, to prevent debilitating and fatal mitochondrial diseases, which are passed down from...
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Doctor, who? (1/8/2012)

'This is the beginning: the start of a very long journey which will have its highs and lows, ups and downs, trials and joys.' Dr Sarah Maidment, Junior Doctor. The Olympic opening ceremony proclaimed the virtue and vigor of the NHS. Many of those who are members of this bastion of state healthcare are Bible-believing Christians. But many find it...
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Christian doctors respond to BMA industrial action vote (31/5/2012)

Today's announcement by the BMA of strong backing for industrial action by its members comes as no surprise. The vote was largely expected to go in the BMA's favour, and with a 50% turnout, the 70-80% vote in favour of industrial action expresses clearly the anger that doctors feel over the new pension arrangements being instigated by the...
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