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CMF news: Summer 2019

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God is in control

There's a sense of uncertainty in the nation. The Conservative Party are voting on their new leader as I write. The summer and autumn will be another frenzied round of Brexit negotiations and whatever their outcome, we are unlikely to see much political normality for some time. There is much...

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General Committee

The CMF General Committee (our AGM) was held on Saturday 15 June in the CMF Conference Room at Johnson House. It was an encouraging day of recounting the accomplishments of the last year with over forty CMF members holding key positions in local and regional groups; discussing how we can...

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EAT update: new training track

'The track has been a huge encouragement already- effective evangelism is absolutely imperative, it's incredibly personal, and it's much more possible than you may think' said Anna. The Evangelism and Apologetics Track (EAT) has hit the ground running with their first training session of the year. The track members travelled to...

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CMF Biblical Justice

Does your heart burn within you to 'defend the weak and the fatherless, to uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed?'(Psalm 82:3) Justice ministry is on the hearts and minds of many in CMF. There are myriad opportunities to address injustices and inequalities in healthcare. We are in the first...

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New CMF podcast

We are launching a new CMF Podcast in July. Produced and hosted by CMF Associate James Howitt, each episode of 1st Incision will be a 20-30 minute interview with a Christian working at the cutting edge of medicine, nursing and other related fields. Upcoming episodes will look at topics as...

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CMF Pastoral Care Programme

Clinical care comes with a unique set of stresses. We enter into the worlds of our patients and experience their suffering 'by proxy'. Add to that the challenges of meeting needs that often cannot be met (continuous external scrutiny, peer pressure, uncontrollable workloads, dysfunctional institutional and professional relationships), and you...

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Student news

The Student Ministries team were, as always, encouraged by a new cohort of 52 medical and nursing student leaders attending training as part of the National Conference in May. The new Learning Platform was introduced, which includes resources for student links to use with their groups including healthcare Bible studies. The...

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Nurses & Midwives: encouraging stories

In my role as Head of Nursing, I (Pippa Peppiatt) get the privilege of hearing lots of stories from nurses and midwives on the front line, and the joy of offering support and compassion to them. Many of these stories are tough and challenging. Just this week I heard from a...

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CMF Public Policy: update

The Public Policy team met with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in June to discuss their new draft guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy. We expressed concern that no guidelines are currently included that would ensure women have an opportunity to discuss other options and choices, or...

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A Guide to Christianity for NHS employers

As Christians, we work in every part of the NHS, but in a secular environment our employers sometimes don't know how to deal with us. This brief guide is designed to help NHS employers foster a positive and inclusive culture in which all staff, not just Christians, can develop to...

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Members' movements

Incoming Elspeth Paterson to the UK from Bach Christian Hospital, Pakistan (May 2019) Elizabeth Howard from Malawi (August 2019) Outbound Graham Longbottom to the Solomon Islands (July 2019) Obituaries Professor John Edward Lennard-Jones (q 1953, Cambridge) was born 29 January 1927. He was Professor of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at UCH London, and founder of the...

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