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CMF news: summer 2005

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Do not hold back

In 2004, CMF went through an immense amount of change and growth. We merged with MMA Healthserve, increased our office space by 200%, imple-mented a new computer system, appointed eight new staff including an Associate General Secretary, supported four ICMDA regional conferences, ran fourteen Saline Solution day conferences, built stronger...

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Fellowship

National Conference ‘Transformed by the Living God’ was the theme of CMF’s national conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire on 22-24 April 2005, where over 200 doctors and their families enjoyed a weekend of inspiring teaching, seminars, worship, prayer and relaxing together. Spanish Psychiatrist Pablo Martinez gave a challenging...

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Members' news

Members’ news Outgoing Andrew Boorne (St Mary’s) to Papua New Guinea Sarah Bruins (Liverpool) to Tanzania Benjamin & Lucinda Cheesman (Aberdeen) to New Zealand Brendan Clancy (Edinburgh) to South Africa Richard & Wei Mei Crowson (Guy’s & St Thomas’) to New Zealand Andrea Gardiner (Edinburgh) to Ecuador Andrew Lephard (Leeds) to Cameroon Edwin Martin (Cambridge) to...

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Students

CMF’s student section has progressed steadily during the past year and we thank the Lord for a student membership of around 1,160. Following on from the excellent National Students’ Conference on 21-23 January plans are progressing nicely for the 2006 conference on 10-12 Feb 2006, with Mark Ashton (St Andrew the...

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Ethics

The Select Committee reviewing Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally ill Bill reported on 4 April. The committee was divided on whether such a law was needed. The House of Lords will debate the report on 10 October and we anticipate that an amended bill will be introduced shortly...

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Junior doctors

Looking back over the past year it is great to see how much God is doing through CMF with junior doctors at local, national and international levels. The junior years can be tough, with many job, personal and geographical changes, but CMF is in a great position to encourage, support...

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Media

Advanced radio training is a new course being offered this autumn. Do come along if you have been to a basic media-training day or have some experience of radio broadcasts, and wish to improve your skills and use your training in radio work. The day will include handling telephone interviews,...

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Evangelism

At a recent regional Saline Solution conference in the north, none of the ten doctors who attended had known each other before. It was a lively day with active participation from all present. Some time ago I was at a bigger conference in the south of England and one of...

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Allied professions

In May we held a Saline Solution day specifically for nurses at CMF’s London offices. Fourteen nurses and midwives, mostly members of Christian Nurses and Midwives (CNM) joined us for the day, and there was much enthusiasm for holding similar events around the UK in the coming year. The Christian...

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Publications

The production of new books in English has proved challenging and the Executive Committee has now agreed to appoint a Senior Editor to ensure that new publications can be produced in a timely manner and support given to the General Secretary in the editing of Triple Helix and other journals. Publications...

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Mission matters

Keeping in touch and ongoing intercession for members working abroad They say that ‘no news is good news’ but the writer to Proverbs once wrote ‘Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a far country’ (Proverbs 25:25). It’s so easy to forget those of our members or...

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PRIME – Partnership in International Medical Education

PRIME comprises a group of GPs sharing a vision for promoting and facilitating whole person medicine worldwide. Places with which we are in contact, or in which we have already held courses, include Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Moldova, Poland, Lithuania, Moscow, Samara, India, Nepal, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, Sierra Leone....

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ICMDA

Oceania regional visit At the invitation and support of the CMDF Australia National Organising Committee, I had the privilege to visit Fiji, New Zealand and Australia from 6 April to 4 May 2005.The aim was to share information and raise awareness of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association and of...

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ICMDA Eurasia

ICMDA appointed its first Area Student Representatives (ASRs) in 2000. On 22-24 May this year we held the first meeting of the seven ASRs for Eurasia - four from UK, one from Norway and one from Germany. Nada Petrovski from Serbia was not able to come and we were joined...

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Staff News

New Scottish Administrator CMF has just opened a Scottish Office and Calum MacKellar has been appointed as our Scottish administrator working one day per week. In the rest of his time he continues as Director of the Scottish Council of Human Bioethics (SCHB). Calum is an able bioethicist in his...

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Finance matters

The smile has returned! We are now processing all gifts and Bankers Orders in real time, and acknowl­edging them (there are still a number of exceptions to be sorted out) within a few weeks of receipt, which is a wonderful feeling after 50 much grief. Thank you for your patience...

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