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CMF eNewsletter 2012 #8

Published: 6th July 2012

BMA ARM: Assisted dying and abortion counselling votes

CMF member and former Head of Student Ministries, Dr Mark Pickering, successfully asked the BMA ARM to back independent abortion counselling for women, something that's not currently required by law. Read what happened here. Meanwhile a crucial vote led to a convincing defeat for a motion to make the BMA neutral on Assisted Dying. Read more + watch videos of the debates.

Rally on Parliament

Leading campaigners in the battle against legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia spoke at a mass rally of Parliament on Tuesday. Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe, Lord Alton of Liverpool, and Dr Peter Saunders all contributed. Read a report here. Afterwards, there was a memorial service for Phyllis Bowman, a stalwart campaigner on these issues who sadly passed away in May.

Linking members – a new approach

As you know CMF is developing a new system to link members in workplaces, localities, churches, medical schools, deaneries and foundation schools. Please read more here and prayerfully consider what role you could play.

Update your personal details

Please take three minutes to update your personal data here so that we can serve you better.

GMC appointments

The GMC is encouraging individuals to apply for a position on its governing body. Find out more here.

Programme for Juniors

Together with PRIME, we are developing a new Values Added programme to support and equip junior doctors. Read more here.

Pigs, plasters and much more…

Around 50 delegates have been taking part in another successful Developing Health Course at Oak Hill College in North London. Read blog updates here.

Appeal update

Our three-year Development Fund appeal currently stands at £350,000. Our target is £700,000 to enable us to strengthen our ministry. Visit our website to donate.

Legacies

We've received £6,000 so far this year as legacies. Leaving a legacy to CMF ensures that your commitment to CMF's work continues beyond your lifetime. Download the CMF legacy pack or phone 0207 234 9660 to request a pack by post.

Facebook group for Juniors

Pray for Junior Doctors getting ready to start in their new rotations in August. If you've just graduated or are already a Junior Doctor we'd encourage you to join our dedicated Facebook Group.

Praying for summer teams

Please pray for all our members on Summer Teams in Belarus, Poland and Lithuania. Find out more here.

Student leaders

Book here for UCCF student leaders' Forum

Publications

The summer issue of Triple Helix will be mailed to members with CMF News and the latest CMF File in the next few weeks. The summer issue of Nucleus will be delivered to students at the end of the summer for the start of the new term.

EVENTS

August

29-30 KLICE/ CMF: Medical ethics for the 21st century, Tyndale House, Cambridge

September

15 Juniors MMC Day (Careers Day) London

27 Nurses Refreshment Dinner, London

October

4 Board of Trustees, London

13 Saline Solution, Nottingham

20 God Loves NHS Conference, London

21 Healthcare Sunday

26-29 Junior Doctors' Conference, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire

Job replied to the Lord: 'I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.' Job 42: 1-2.

God bless you as you live and work for him

For further information:

Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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