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Articles from Spring 2020

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Where do we stand – on rock or sand?

It's hard to predict what shape the world will be in by the time CMF News hits your doormats. As I write in late March, schools and restaurants are closed, supermarkets are rationing to limit panic buying, and those over 70 are self-isolating for three months. Borders are closing around...

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Voices from the frontline

[Voices from the frontline is a CMF podcast miniseries hearing from healthcare professionals on the frontline of the response to the coronavirus pandemic here in the UK and in other parts of the world. We will publish daily during the working week at 5 pm (UTC). Available on iTunes, via...

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CMF Finances

Shortly after the last CMF News went to press, it became clear that the financial challenges we faced in 2020 were even more significant than previously anticipated. Maintaining the ministry capacity built up over recent years was dependent on achieving significantly increased sustainable income. While we have made definite progress,...

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#COVID1900Prayer

Whether we are working in the NHS or not, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented almost everyone across the world with a nearly unprecedented challenge. Recognising that our members and others working at all levels of health, social and emergency services are functioning under extreme pressure and threat to health, we...

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Pastoral Care

We presented data at last November's conference from the 2019 CMF Pastoral Care Survey. This highlighted the impact of overwork and high expectations in clinical care. The Survey also identified the presence of a perceived 'Church-Clinical Gap' - the difficulty clinicians encounter in accessing pastoral care in local churches. Pastoral...

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Public policy

We thank God recently for several pieces of good news around assisted suicide. First, the Tynwald (the Isle of Man's Parliament) debated assisted suicide and unanimously voted to take no action at the current time. Next, a Westminster Hall debate rejected Christine Jardine's call for a parliamentary review of the law....

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Global

Global Track Hopefully, many of you are now familiar with CMF's Global Track? It's currently a group of 25 students or newly qualified health care professionals who wish to explore how God might call them to serve him in global health and mission. The Track is made up of seminars in...

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Nurses & midwives

Pippa Peppiatt, Head of Nursing We recently held an annual retreat day for our student nurse/midwife group leaders (or 'reps') in Winchester. The bulk of the day was a Christian 'Kintsugi' retreat, led by local Christian artist Gill Drew. She guided us through a meditative activity which essentially involved smashing a...

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Staff movements

Oluwatosin Oyeniyi Philip Martin Liz Flores Silva Arrivals Olu Lampejo will be joining us in mid-June as CMF's new Operations Director

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Members' News

Member stories

In my role as Head of Nursing, I get the privilege of hearing lots of stories from nurses and midwives on the frontline. Many of these stories are tough and challenging. Just this week, I heard from a few newly qualified nurses how they battle stress and anxiety before going...

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Member Movements

Nicholas Cook, to Kigali, Rwanda Abigail Nye, to Blantyre, Malawi

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Obituary

Obituaries

Dr David E. Ford, q 1955 and worked as a GP. Dr Gordon Lavy, q Cambridge, 1949, died 21 November 2019. He worked as a missionary general surgeon at CMS's Mengo Mission Hospital in Uganda in the 1950s. Mr Mervyn Hawe, FRCS q Belfast, 1974. Dr Norrison Alexander Harker, q Cambridge, 1958,...

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Students

Students

Thankfully, both conferences took place earlier than usual this year, narrowly escaping the uncertainty over travel and large gatherings as a result of COVID-19. We were pleased to welcome 20 medical students from Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Oceania and South America to the CMF office on 26 January....

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