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CMF news: autumn 2001

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Troubled Times

I woke this morning to news of the Western alliance’s attack on Taleban and al-Qaeda positions in Afghanistan in retaliation for the 11 September terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre. Restraining evil and protecting the innocent are concepts at the heart of Christian morality and most of...

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Staff and Committee News

New Overseas Support Secretary Peter Armon is the new CMF Overseas Support Secretary and takes over officially from David Clegg at the end of November. Peter qualified MBBS at Charing Cross in 1965 and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has extensive experience abroad in Malawi, Tanzania and...

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Members' News

Congratulations On their awards... Andrew Potter - MBE for service to the blind in Central and West Africa On their appointments... Tim Maughan - Professor of Oncology in Cardiff On their postgraduate qualifications... Richard Croft DM Beth Colby MRCPsych Tim Matthews MRCS Paul Herbert MRCS If you have recently received an award, a new appointment or postgraduate qualification please let...

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Publications

New Publications Assistant Still Sought We are still seeking a new publications assistant to help take a number of publications projects forward. The work will include literature research, writing, sub-editing, desk-top publishing, web authoring and other work on CMF’s periodicals, website and co-publications. It would suit a young graduate with a...

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Conferences and Events

Beyond the Bleep 2001 - Wisdom Which Works Liz Croton reports on the CMF Juniors’ National Conference at Hothorpe Hall on 7-9 September. The annual CMF junior doctors’ conference has now reached the grand old age of five and continues to attract doctors from all over the UK and worldwide with the...

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Students

Regional Staffworker News Malcolm Savage started work in North England in September and will be covering Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and the new medical school at Durham. He and Rachel have just moved to Sheffield. Tim Lewis also started in September and will be covering Belfast and all five schools in...

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GPs, Hospital Doctors and Juniors

General Practice Looking for a GP post or locum? The CMF GP Bureau has lists of principals looking for partners who are members of CMF, of doctors seeking partnerships, and of trainers seeking trainees. Please send full details of what you have to offer/what you are looking for. Please mark all...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

Sharing God’s grace at the growing edges of Christian Medicine ‘Called to Serve’ ICMDA’s first East Africa Regional Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya, 8- 12 August. Under the title ‘Called to Serve’ 100-150 delegates (including 40 students) from 7 African countries met for fellowship, ministry and challenges. The conference was...

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Medical Mission

OSC Away Day Members of the CMF Overseas Service Committee met with others with a vision for medical mission for a brainstorming 'away day' at Partnership House on 9 June. Under the chairmanship of Tim Goodacre, Oxford plastic surgeon, those attending heard an exciting series of reports of what...

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Evangelism

Saline Solution Videos The Apostle Paul encouraged the Colossians to ‘season their speech with salt’ when speaking with non-Christians. The Saline Solution is a resource developed by our US sister movement CMDA for helping Christian doctors integrate their faith and practice more effectively and relate to patients as whole persons...

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Ethics

Key Current Issues for Prayer That the Diane Pretty case currently under judicial review would not result in a slippery slope towards the legalisation of euthanasia That the General Medical Council would make wise decisions in drafting its final guidelines on Withdrawal of Treatment Decisions (see below) ...

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Finance

Financial Position. The Management Accounts of the CMF Fellowship and Trust (now combined) for the six months to June 2001 showed a healthy surplus of £38,000 compared to £23,000 at the same time last year. The 1999 subscription increase continues to work through, adding £10,000 to 2000’s figure. Donations and...

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