Tag Archives: Jesus

The NHS, culture change, and Christ

Jeremy Hunt does not have an enviable job. Not only is he charged with putting into practice the radical NHS reforms that his predecessor steered tempestuously through Parliament (with scant support from the health professions), but now he has to respond to the fourth report […]


CMF National Student Conference 2013 – a review

It’s a special month, February. Valentine’s day; Superbowl; Waitangi day; National Bird-Feeding Month… but of course the main event to note is the CMF National Student Conference! Preceded by the International Medical Students Conference (IMSC) it’s one of the highlights of the CMF year. Delegates […]


Junior Doctors – top tips on surviving your first week on the wards

  As I write, Twitter is buzzing with doctors and other healthcare professionals imparting their knowledge and advice to the new Junior Doctors who will be arriving on the wards next week (#tipsfornewdocs). Some of their tweets are included below. I was asked to offer […]


My 2012 New Year letter to Christian doctors and medical students

The British films ‘Iron Lady’ this year and ‘The King’s Speech’ last year have been widely acclaimed and have sparked much discussion and reflection on Britain’s history. But I wonder if like me you were encouraged particularly by the two Christmas speeches over the holiday […]


The most important thing is to drink tea

One of the participants works in a war-torn region of Sudan. Most of the six million people from the region have either been internally displaced, fled to other countries or died. Joy (name changed) has been there for six years and is now the medical […]