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The Christian Medical Fellowship's weekly podcasts include teaching, news, feature interviews, and devotionals, aimed at Christians working in healthcare. Keep up to date with the work of CMF, hear Bible teaching relevant to you and your workplace, be inspired by those who have gone before you, and be encouraged by God's care for you and your whole life. To find out more about CMF go to www.cmf.org.uk, or on Facebook, search for CMF UK.

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The Christian Medical Fellowship's weekly podcasts include teaching, news, feature interviews, and devotionals, aimed at Christians working in healthcare. Keep up to date with the work of CMF, hear Bible teaching relevant to you and your workplace, be inspired by those who have gone before you, and be encouraged by God's care for you and your whole life. To find out more about CMF go to www.cmf.org.uk, or on Facebook, search for CMF UK.

    1st incision - COVID-19: when demand outstrips supply

    1st incision - COVID-19: when demand outstrips supply

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the healthcare systems of virtually every country on earth, and the UK has been no exception. A massive mobilisation and reorganisation of the British National Health Service (NHS) to address the challenges we were facing from this new and still poorly understood disease happened in weeks. And in the midst of this mass reorganisation, a lot of thinking had to go into how best to allocate limited resources as we faced a potential overload on the NHS.


    Two of our members, Dr Melody Redman and Dr James Haslam, put together a paper looking at these questions and applying a biblical principles to the question of resource allocation. It sounds dry, but it is a matter that could quite literally mean life of death. In this special, extra edition of 1st incision, Steve Fouch has a wide ranging discussion with James and Melody about how we decide who gets what treatment, how COVID-19 has changed the way we think about how we allocate limited resources, and how the public's thinking has changed as a result of the pandemic. We also look at what challenges the future holds.


    You can read Melody and James' paper, COVID-19: When demand outstrips supply and other resources on COVID-19 on the CMF Website.

    • 32 min
    1st incision - series three recap & finale

    1st incision - series three recap & finale

    In the last episode of season three of 1st incision, we look back at some of the ways Christian Medical Fellowship has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and at some of the resources and support for health professionals that is still available. We're taking a break for the summer, but we'll be back in the autumn with a fresh series of interviews and discussions at the interface of faith, medicine, nursing and midwifery that affect our Christian lives in today's world.

    Past episodes of 1st incision are available from our BuzzSprout page, including all 41 episodes of voices from the frontline

    You can find out more about our Pastoral Care Programme at cmf.li/PCWP

    While COVID1900Prayer has now finished, you can join us every Friday at 5pm for our new video series on Facebook and YouTube - Pause+Pray

    And we'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the podcast - just email Steve Fouch on 1st.incision@cmf.org.uk

    • 6 min
    1st incision - Miracles

    1st incision - Miracles

    The Christian faith stands or falls on the miracle of Jesus' resurrection. But how do we stand in relation to miracles today, especially as health professionals? Do miraculous healings still happen, can we command them, and how we handle situations where our patients claim to have been healed?

    David Randall talks with Steve Fouch about how we can engage with the miraculous as Christians and health professionals.

    • 11 min
    1st incision - Christian nurses ministering globally

    1st incision - Christian nurses ministering globally

    Anne Biro, the Vice-President of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) talks with Steve Fouch about how Christian nurses in the UK and in many other nations are connecting together to encourage, teach and train each other during 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife (you can read more about this at cmf.li/36c3WUy and about the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale at cmf.li/3bo1NaM.

    To find out more about CMF's work with nurses and midwives go to cmf.org.uk/nurses

    Please note that this podcast was recorded in late January 2020, before COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing restrictions in the UK and other parts of the world. The NCFI World Congress mentioned in this podcast has since been postponed to 2021. You can read more about the work of NCFI and its rescheduled World Congress, go to ncfi.org

    To learn more about the NCFI Next Generation network, see ncfi.org/about-ncfi/next-generation/

    1st incision - Medical Mission, 'Tentmaking' and Finishing the Task

    1st incision - Medical Mission, 'Tentmaking' and Finishing the Task

    Dr Peter Saunders gives an overview of how God is active across the globe working through healthcare professionals. We ask how medical mission is changing, discuss 'tentmaking', and ask when and where our skills might be useful. Peter diagnoses some barriers to our involvement both in the UK and overseas in a challenging and thought-provoking discussion.



    You can read more about the work of Peter's organisation, Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) at icmda.net

    • 31 min
    COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the intensivist

    COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the intensivist

    In our fortieth and final voices from the frontline, we talk to Audrey, an intensivist at a Glasgow intensive care unit.



    At the sharp end of dealing with COVID-19, she and her team have been working longer hours, with trainees and non-specialists taking on new roles caring for those most seriously affected by the disease. How have she and her team handled the remarkable circumstances in which they have found themselves in the last three months? How has she found Jesus amid this crisis?



    This is the last of our special series of voices from the frontline podcasts, but the 1st incision series continues, with a new episode going live next Friday, 29 May.

    • 12 min

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