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Saline Solution - Oxford
Saturday 15 November
William Osler House, Headington
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CMF Scotland Conference
Christ is coming: Anticipation and preparation
7-9 November, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire
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Vacancy - Head of Student Ministries
Providing vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students
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November 2014

CMF Scotland Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 7-9 November 2014
Where: Gartmore House, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire
For: doctors, juniors, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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London & SE Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 8 November
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: doctors, juniors, nurses and AHPs
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Saline Solution Oxford

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 15 November 2014
Where: William Osler House, Headington, Oxford
For: doctors, juniors, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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February 2015

Delighting in the Trinity - Student Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 February 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: Students, and student nurses
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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April 2015

CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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31st October 2014: What if...?

When he noticed the strong wind he was afraid and started to sink. Matthew 14:30 (GNB)

Some doubts are healthy. They show that we recognise our own fallibility and inexperience. As housejobs progress the doubts do not alter in frequency, merely in nature. I no longer worry about how to arrange a special investigation, or whether I shall sleep through my bleep! The doubts which assail me now when I am tired, perhaps after a weekend on call, are far from healthy; rather they disturb my peace of mind and wear down my defences against self-pity. If I succumb to these doubts, they only breed more.

There are the `what its...?' that are always related to my career or capabilities: what if I don't get that rotation? what it I fail this exam? what if I have to go on moving every six months or so? what if I never get married?

Since I have no way of knowing or influencing what the future holds, such worries and doubts are fruitless. At the very least I could adopt a fatalistic point of view. But the Christian serves a Master who is deeply interested in his people, and who has the power to guide and control the lives of men.

Peter did not falter when his thoughts were taken up with Jesus and with the task in hand. But when he noticed the strong wind, his trust in Jesus' ability to sustain what he had begun wavered, and Peter began to sink. Unless worries, the `what ifs' of life, have this characteristic, they assail me when I stop concentrating on the job in hand, my current post for which I have been called and equipped, and start to look around.

Recognising a `what if?' is halfway to dealing with it, and saves expending energy on it. I am learning when to expect them and so am beginning to dismiss them. Anyway, I can seldom remember in the morning what I spent wakeful hours worrying about the previous night. Stanley Browns's words are a help: `Never forget, you are not along in deciding your future' (Mr Leprosy, P Thompson).

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

Kate B Wilkinson

Further reading: Mt 14:22-33.


press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Gambling Commission: Proposed amendments to the social responsibility provisions in the licence conditions and codes of practice for all operators (the LCCP) - 31/10/2014

The Gambling Commission is currently reviewing aspects of its licensing conditions and codes of practice relating to social responsibility. We have raised the issue of a one-stop shop for self-exclusion. Read full submission…

Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into mitochondrial donation - 22/10/2014

The Science and Technology Committee is holding a one-off evidence session to consider the science of mitochondrial donation and to scrutinise further the scientific evidence on it. The written submission from CMF to the committee is here .

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vacancies at CMF

Head of Student Ministries

We are looking for a new Head of Student Ministries who will provide overall vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students. The successful candidate will have a medical qualification; substantial ministry experience relevant to the United Kingdom student context and a commitment to the aims, doctrinal basis, values and culture of CMF.

Full details and an application form are available from Gwen Gowers – email or phone 02072349663.

The closing date for application is 28 November 2014.