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Nurses slam new law on license renewal

By Tina G. Santos/inquirer.net – A group of nurses has added its voice to Filipino professionals opposing the new requirements for renewing their licenses under the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act. “Given that the laws like RA (Republic Act No.) 9173 — or the Nursing Law of 2002 — and Read more »

Philippines Is Nursning A Crisis

via asianpacificpost.com By Mata Press Service – Alicia Cortez sips her coffee at the Tim Hortons outside a Vancouver area hospital as she prepares for her daily skype session with her children in Manila, halfway around the world. “I try to talk to them every day,” said the Filipino nurse, Read more »

Solon alarmed over high failure rate of PHL nurses in English tests

via gmanetwork.com – A lawmaker is seeking a meeting with education officials and nursing school deans to discuss how to address the reported high failure rate of Filipino nurses in English tests. “The Philippines is country that flaunts its English competence but apparently that assertion is a balloon full of Read more »

Shorter hours, 2 days off for nurses, health workers

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – Nurses and other health workers in private medical facilities nationwide will no longer be required to work for more than eight hours a day and will enjoy two days off per week or additional compensation. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Read more »

No nursing jobs in Germany–DoLE

By William B. Depasupil/manilatimes.net – The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has warned overseas Filipino workers against a Germany-based illegal recruiter that recruits nurses and other healthcare workers for supposed jobs in that country. A report submitted to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Read more »

90% of Pinay nurses accepted to UK hospital flunk language test

via gmanetwork.com – A program designed to accept Filipino nurses to the United Kingdom hit a snag after 90 percent of the first batch of 200 failed a language test, The Times reported on Tuesday. Only 12 percent or seven of 59 nurses from the 200 recruited earlier in 2017 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 »

DOH: No mass retrenchment of health workers in 2017

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, November 18, addressed lawmakers’ concerns regarding the feared “mass retrenchment” of health workers, especially nurses, in 2017. The health department said while its deployment program for doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, and medical technologists is “generally successful,” it is 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 »

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 »