28 Filipino nurses post 100% passing rate in U.K. exam

via InterAksyon.com – Twenty-eight Filipino nurses successfully hurdled the exacting Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) conducted by the Northampton University Hospital in the United Kingdom with a 100% passing rate. This was disclosed by the Philippine Embassy in London led by Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Evan P. Read more »

Filipino nurse conquers 247-km Spartathlon

By Cedelf P. Tupas/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Filipino Rolando “Junjun” Espina Jr. ran through flatlands and hills almost non-stop for a little over 33 hours, covering a distance of close to 247 kilometers. The reward: a piece of history and having the Philippine flag raised beside the statue of the Read more »

DOH to monitor grumpy doctors, nurses at govt hospitals

via filipinotimes.ae – Philippine government hospital personnel have been advised to improve their bedside manner or face action. The country’s Department of Health (DOH) is considering sending out undercover patients to public hospitals to see how they are treated by government doctors and nurses, Inquirer quoted Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial Read more »

Testing of foreign nurses gets easier: Nursing and Midwifery Council relaxes rules after just eight out of 220 applicants passed the English language exam

via dailymail.co.uk – A hospital trust has introduced new exam rules for foreign nurses after fewer than one in 20 passed the test. The English exams are a safeguard to ensure patients are protected from staff who may not fully understand what they are saying or communicate properly. In June Read more »

Japan may ease hiring rules for PH caregivers

By Estrella Torres/inquirer.net – The Japanese government is looking into the possibility of relaxing its restrictive hiring rules for Filipino health care workers who would attend to its greying population. Masato Ohtaka, deputy press secretary of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, confirmed that since his government opened the hiring of Filipino Read more »

Nurses’ pay hike bill re-filed

By Hannah Torregoza/mb.com.ph – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan yesterday pushed anew for the passage of a bill that seeks to raise the salary of entry-level nurses. Pangilinan said it is one way to stop some 22,000 health professionals from leaving the country every year. Pangilinan is referring to Senate Bill Read more »

Job fair for returning JPEPA nurses, caregivers

via rappler.com – The Embassy of Japan plans to hold a job fair for returning Filipino nurses and caregivers on Friday, August 26 in Makati or BGC area (venue to be confirmed). Japan has been accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers based on the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Since then, Read more »

Top Fil-Am nurses share success stories as leaders

By Jon Melegrito/INQUIRER.net US Bureau – Inspired by the life of Florence Nightingale – the 19th- century nurse who helped revolutionize the nursing profession – three Filipino American nurses recalled their climb to success and challenged their peers to not simply be content as bedside nurses, but to also become Read more »

First Filipino hospital to be established in Qatar

via albawaba.com -Preparations are underway for the establishment of a Filipino hospital, based on a new model of community partnership in Qatar, an official of the Philippine Business Council-Qatar (PBC-Q) has said. PBC-Q chairman Greg Loayon said the business council has been making rounds of different parts of Qatar to Read more »

Germany, Japan in need of nurses, caregivers

By Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced job openings in Germany and Japan for nurses and caregivers, a report on Balitanghali said Tuesday. The report said the Philippines and the Federal Government of Germany’s “Triple Win Project” opened slots for 70 ICU nurses Read more »