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CMF news: spring/summer 2007

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Building for the future

Doctors are under great pressure. Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) will see 34,000 junior doctors applying for just 18,500 training posts, with many facing unemployment or migration. Changes in immigration laws have already seen tens of thousands of overseas doctors who have been uprooted from specialist training schemes having to return...

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Members' News

Obituaries John Burslem (q Manchester 1968; d 11 November 2006) was a missionary with Interserve. Philip Clements (q King's College Hospital 1943; d Christmas 2005) worked in public health in Wiltshire. Wesley Finegan (q Belfast 1978; d 20 January 2007) was a consultant in palliative medicine in Dundee and was...

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Students Speak...

The National Students' Conference, 9-11 February, was the second biggest ever, with just over 400 from all over the UK, Ireland and beyond battling through freak snowstorms. Hugh Thomson spoke powerfully from Daniel on 'The God we Serve is Able' and Rhona Knight encouraged us to get 'In the Firing...

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NHS: stresses and strains

What a fiasco the new selection procedure for specialist training posts within Modernising Medical Careers has turned out to be! The government has been forced to climb down on its original plans and is struggling to find a workable compromise half way through the process. There has been a worrying...

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From the JDC

In Christ we have a sure hope and as we have met as a committee we have realised we must remind each other about this. God has been doing amazing things through CMF and juniors, but it is often hard for us to see beyond the difficulties we face when...

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Education

e-newsletter launched The first edition of a new electronic newsletter went out in late March to all 3,000 or so members whose email addresses we hold. We had about 20 very encouraging responses. We resonate with: 'Don't make it too long or too frequent'. We won't! We are aiming to...

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Publications

The Shepherd is my Lord CMF has just published Janet Goodall's thought provoking book on Psalm 23. Have you ordered copies to give away? This is a must read for every CMF member and could be read with profit by all church members. Order from CMF at £10 inclusive of...

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Mission Matters

Elective Days CMF Days were held in Leeds and London during March. As always, these were evaluated highly but numbers were down. Less formal elective events have been held in Norwich, Brighton and Belfast (and no doubt elsewhere). We would encourage such events within medical schools regionally and the National...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

We have just returned from the UK and Germany where we were privileged to participate in four significant meetings, all impacting the development and growth of ICMDA. CMF.UK Meeting with Peter Saunders and his CMF.UK team is always an encouragement. As we shared around the process of their restructuring and the...

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Allied Professions and Prayer

CMF supports the emerging work among Christians in nursing and the allied health professions because we recognise the value of networks of strong Christian groups in the health service. This year sees major changes. Christian Therapists' Network CTN supports Christian professionals ranging from physiotherapists to speech and language therapists, and...

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