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CMF news: summer 2002

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Doing it together

If nothing else, the World Cup Football tournament has been a great reminder that one is too small a number to achieve greatness. The high profile first round casualties like Argentina, France and Portugal had some wonderfully talented individual players, but in a team game, it is teams and not...

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New Appointments

BECKY BRAIN has been appointed as South- West staffworker, working two days per week for two years from the beginning of August 2002. Becky will be based in Cardiff and will be supporting Christian medical students in Cardiff, Bristol and in the new school opening this summer in Exeter/Plymouth. Becky...

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New staff still needed

Assistant General Secretary We are looking to develop CMF's ministry further by appointing a full time medically qualified Assistant General Secretary to work alongside Peter Saunders and share his current duties covering the full range of CMF's activities. Postgraduate medical qualification required, along with significant experience in Christian ministry and administration,...

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Members' news

Congratulations On their postgraduate qualifications Brian Cleaver FRCA Paul Main FRCGP Francesca Perlman MFPHM Kevin Turner DM (Oxford) Kevin's thesis was awarded the European Association of Urology Thesis Award 2002 On their awards and appointments Anne Merriman MBE for services to healthcare in Uganda Annie Garden Chair of Medical Education in Liverpool If...

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General Practice

GP employment rights Christian GPs whose practices have a 'basis of faith' should be aware of the EU Employment Rights Directive which must be implemented by all member states by December 2003. The government's consultation process is still underway, but it is likely that practices with a genuine basis of...

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Conference Reports

CMF National Conference 26-28 April 2002 'Count it all Joy' was the conference title and an apt description of the atmosphere at a wonderful weekend which 220 attended. Rob Scott-Cook's expositions from the book of Philippians were well illustrated with many stories from his own life experience. Dr Val Inchley...

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Upcoming conferences

CMF Autumn Conferences The autumn conference season is almost upon us and publicity will be mailed shortly. Weekend regional conferences include Northern Irish (11-13 October), South-East (8-10 November) and Scottish (8-10 November) and there will be Day Conferences in the Midlands (12 October), Oxford (2 November) and Cardiff (16 November). Saline Solution...

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Ethics

CMF Ethics Submissions The General Medical Council will circulate its guidance on Withdrawal of Treatment decisions to all doctors in the next two months. CMF made an official submission last July (available on the website at www.cmf.org.uk/subs/withdraw.htm) and a number of individual members were involved in the subsequent consultation process. Indications...

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Publications

New Publications We have several new publications in the pipeline at varying stages of development. Michael Webb-Peploe is editing a new book titled Christian Distinctives in Medicine, which we plan to publish late this year. It is composed of thirty-five chapters and draws on the extensive archive of excellent material published...

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Students

New Appointment We are delighted that Becky Brain (South- West staffworker) will be joining the team this summer (see page 2 for more details) Student Staff News Mark Pickering has very quickly settled into his new role as Student Secretary (see interview in the April CMF News) and has taken over as managing...

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Mission Matters

Peter Armon writes Sitting at the Overseas Desk is proving to be both interesting and challenging with all sorts of requests and intriguing items of interest arriving. 'Can you find a doctor who would be willing to accompany a group of elderly war veterans on a reconciliation trip to Japan, next week,...

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Junior Doctors

National Juniors' Conference - 30 August-1 September Imitating Christ is the title of the 6th annual junior doctors' 'Beyond the Bleep' weekend conference to be held at The Hayes Confrence Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire on the weekend of 30 August-1 September. Sheffield General Surgeon Bill Thomas is the main speaker and there...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

'We do not know what we ought to pray for' There are not many situations in which Paul admits 'I don't know' but this is one of them and it speaks to the common experience of us all. How good that he brackets the sentence with 'the Spirit helps us in...

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Finances

2001 Accounts. There is much to give thanks for financially in the last 12 months. The Fellowship accounts for the year, which now account for all the funds of the CMF Trust Ltd and the Fellowship show a surplus of just under £70,000 on income of just over £750,000. This improves...

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