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Developing Health 2015 - details and booking 21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking
21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
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what's new
doctors
Saline Solution Poole
Sat 6 June
St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Poole
doctors
Hope in a world of suffering
Audio from the 2015 National Conference
Now available online
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Facing serious illness
Guidance for Christians towards the end of life
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audio and video

Jeffrey Spector case on BBC 5 LIVE

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Businessman Jeffrey Spector, 54, of St Annes, Lancashire, died at the Dignitas facility in Switzerland on Friday 22 May 2015.

Dr Peter Saunders, Campaign Director of Care Not Killing debates Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Dignity in Dying (formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society).

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events

June 2015

Saline Solution Poole

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Poole
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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CMF Cardiology Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 10 June 2015
Where: Manchester
For: doctors, juniors
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Saline Solution - Battersea

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 20 June
Where: St Marks Curch, Battersea Rise, SW11 1EG
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Developing Health Course

this event is run by CMF
When: 21 June - 3 July 2015
Where: Oak Hill College, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PS
For: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Professions, Students
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devotional

29th May 2015: Terminal illness.

In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. Isaiah 38:1

It is never easy to care for a terminally ill patient. Hezekiah seems to have had a carbuncle of some kind. There were no antibiotics in those days. No one knew anything about bacteriology. Hezekiah must have developed septicaemia, and it was obvious to those caring for him that his condition was rapidly getting worse, and that there was nothing that any man could do about it.

Their fears were confirmed when the king was visited by the prophet Isaiah, who brought him the stern message: 'Thus says the Lord; "Set your house in order; for you shall die, you shall not recover"'.

The king turned his face to the wall, and prayed, and wept with a great weeping. The Lord heard his prayer, and while Isaiah was still in the middle

court of the palace sent him back with a new message to the king. It was this: 'Thus says the Lord: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life"'.

Hezekiah did recover, and the psalm or poem which he composed after his recovery is one of the most poignant writings in all literature. Read it for yourself in Isaiah 38:9-20.

Lord, give me special grace today as I have contact with
any who are terminally ill. May I bring them, by my
words and action, some comfort from yourself, the God
of all comfort. Give to your children who may be dying
this day the knowledge that you hear their prayers and
see their tears, and that you are planning in love for them,
whatever happens.

Further reading: Jn 14:107, 27. Is 38:9-20.

JWMcM

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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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance - 30/1/2015

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are concerned that the guidance as currently drafted would have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of association, wholly disproportionate to its impact...

Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

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vacancies at CMF

Nurses Student Staffworker

Working hours Full-time or Part-time
Location Based in London, but covering whole of United Kingdom
Salary £31,383pa full-time

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is seeking a full-time or almost full-time staffworker to develop a national ministry amongst nursing and midwifery students. This will be achieved by providing vision and leadership through speaking and writing and by recruiting, training and equipping key student leaders and volunteers

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a strategy for the nurses' ministry; planning the development of local groups and networks building on the foundations already laid.
  • Identifying, recruiting , training and supporting student representatives and leaders in each training institution and identifying, envisioning and training graduates to support students locally.
  • Attending, leading Bible studies and speaking at nursing and midwifery Christian student meetings.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong Christian faith and a commitment to the Christian ethos, values and mission of CMF.
  • Christian ministry experience relevant to the UK student context.
  • A nursing or midwifery qualification and a minimum of two years post-registration practice / junior rotations completed.

Contact details: For further details including a full job description, application form and employment package details please email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone Gwen Gowers on 020 7234 9663. Interviews are planned for the week beginning 8 June 2015.

Closing date 09:00am on Monday 1st June 2015