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CMF news: winter 2007

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Going slow to go fast

Going slow to go fast Despite having lived in England since 1989, like most people born in New Zealand I am a keen supporter of the All Blacks rugby team and am hoping that 2007 will be the year when they manage to win the Rugby World Cup for the...

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Fellowship news

I hope that what is described in this first edition of CMF News for 2007 will encourage you. Let me highlight some special issues for praise and prayer. As featured on the front page, two of our biggest challenges in the coming months are our upcoming move from Partnership House...

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Member news

Congratulations Scott Murray - Inaugural chair in Primary Palliative Care at the University of Edinburgh Chris Summerton – Honorary Professor in the School of Healthcare Professions at Salford University Allister Vale – President's Medal, RCP Janice Allister – FRCGP Thean Soon Chew – MRCP Ben Sinclair - MRCGP If you...

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Students

Anew year brings a chance to reflect on the last one and to consider priorities for the next. For me this is particularly pertinent as I finished as a GP registrar in October and have increased my CMF commitment to ten sessions a week. I plan to continue working two...

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Ethics

2007 opened with every probability there will be even more controversial ethics debates than in 2006. We all suddenly became aware of the little American girl, Ashley, born with 'static encephalopathy', whose Seattle parents sought medical intervention to keep her size and weight down to facilitate their future care of...

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Junior doctors

Happy New Year from the Junior Doctors' Committee! As I write this in early January, the National Junior Doctors' Conference seems a distant memory, but back in October we once again enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Hothorpe Hall. Andrew Nicholls, himself a former medic, led our exploration of the story...

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Evangelism

Saline International Internationally there is a growing tide of Christian doctors and other healthcare professionals who want to make a difference for Christ in their work situation and particularly to explore how they can be witnesses both effectively and appropriately in the clinical context. There is now considerable demand to...

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Allied professions

At the start of the year, the big build up on the allied professions' front is towards the nurses' and therapists' joint conference, which is being held 2-4 February at Hebron Hall near Cardiff. The theme is 'Working Wisdom'– looking at the practical wisdom of the book of Proverbs –...

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Publications

There is very good news regarding four books. Please order copies via the CMF Office. The Shepherd is my Lord CMF will publish Dr Janet Goodall's thoughtprovoking book on Psalm 23 in January 2007. Janet brings a doctor's perspective to the most famous of biblical songs. Its six verses...

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Mission matters

We need your input You will be aware of the restructuring process going on within CMF Office as we try to become more effective in serving the needs of our members. In the overseas section, we would like to hear from members with comments or suggestions about the services...

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PRIME - Partnership in International Medical Education

CRAIOVA, Romania, November 2006 An example of PRIME's work Christian medical students have become the leaders for PRIME's opportunities in medical schools in Romania. Craiova is a University town in the South: PRIME was asked to lead a two-day conference on doctor-patient relationships, consultation skills and stress. Attendance...

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ICMDA News

ICMDA F ollowing the whirlwind excitement and encouragement of the 2006 Sydney World Congress it has been so strengthening to learn of ongoing growth and development for the kingdom around the world, particularly in South America. The next World Congress in 2010 will be in Punta del Este, Uruguay....

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Staff news and finance

Staff news Giles Rawlinson left CMF at the end of 2006, after seven years as Chief Administrator. Having qualified BSc in Psychology in Durham in 1978, Giles moved into the business world and gained an MBA at the London Business School in 1987. With wide-ranging skills in finance, IT...

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