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English tests for foreign nurses are made easier because failure rate is so high: Exam is blamed for sharp drop in recruitment from abroad

By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail *Current test blamed for recruitment drop leading to nursing shortfall in NHS *Last month a hospital in Kent said more than 90 per cent of Filipino nurses failed *Figures show number of nurses in the health service fell by 1,000 in Read more »

Plan to bring 202 nurses from Philippines to work in UK hospital stalls after 90% of them fail English language test

By Charlie Bayliss for MailOnline – A plan to bring over 202 nurses from the Philippines to work as nurses in an NHS hospital has failed after nearly 90 per cent of the first wave failed an English language test. The nurses were offered jobs at the Medway Maritime Hospital Read more »

Easier language tests for foreign nurses may be introduced to overcome the NHS’ staffing shortage crisis

By Alexandra Thompson/dailymail.co.uk Easier language tests may be given to foreign nurses as hospital managers warn too many are being turned away on their basis of their English. Senior managers and recruitment agencies are campaigning for regulators to reduce the pass rate. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which regulates Read more »

Negative experiences makes Ireland less attractive for Filipino nurses

By Catherine Shanahan/irishexaminer.com – Cres Abragan, originally from the Philippines, said he knows of one nurse whose “foster family” told her there is “no need to shower every day” even though she wished to do so. Another colleague was physically assaulted by the woman whose house he was sharing and Read more »

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 Nurses Come To East Sussex

via heart.co.uk – The Trust has welcomed a group of 13 Filipino nurses who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and will then start working on the wards. This will initially Read more »

Filipino nurses to plug staff shortages in Lincolnshire

via bbc.com – Managers are recruiting 131 Filipino nurses to fill staff shortages at hospitals in Lincolnshire. Previously the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has hired nurses from Greece, Spain and Portugal. An international support nurse will be put in place to help them adjust to life in the Read more »

Hospitals to hire hundreds more foreign nurses from the Philippines, India and Pakistan after Government U-turn on immigration in wake of staffing crisis

By Ian Drury for the Daily Mail and Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail Hospitals will be able to hire hundreds more foreign nurses following a Government U-turn on immigration rules. Ministers said they will lift restrictions on the recruitment of nurses from outside of Europe amid concerns of a Read more »

New UK rules leave foreign nurses, including Pinoys, at risk of deportation

via gmanetwork.com – More than 3,000 foreign nurses, including Filipinos, outside the European Economic Area (EEA) may be deported from the United Kingdom due to new immigration rules, Sky News reported on Monday (UK time). The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) stated that nearly 3,365 nurses in the UK may Read more »

DOLE: 739 job openings for nurses available in UK, Ireland

via gmanetwork.com – A total of 739 job oppenings for nurses are available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and Filipino nurses are encouraged to apply. “This is a worthy career opportunity for our Filipino nurses who want to seek overseas employment,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in Read more »

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