Nurses in the firing line

By Gene Alcantara/ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau – After six years in the UK, if a nurse does not earn £35,000 per annum, she will be kicked out by the British Government. This is one of the continuous series of new announcements by the Home Office on migration which came out Read more »

More job openings for Pinoys in Germany

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – Filipino nurses are needed in Germany. The German Federal Employment Agency is recruiting 70 Filipino nurses with two years’ experience in geriatric care and nursing home, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Qualified applicants will have to undergo at least a six-month Read more »

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

via – 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 »

Japan needs 400 medical workers – POEA

By Samuel Medenilla/ – About 400 vacant positions are now available for medical workers in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. In a job advisory, the POEA said the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is now hiring 75 nurses and 300 careworkers, who will be deployed Read more »

Japan eyes new laws to help Pinoy nurses land jobs

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News – Japanese lawmakers are working to create new laws that will help facilitate the employment of Filipino nurses and caregivers. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said this was the commitment made by lawmakers belonging to the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League who met with Aquino at the Read more »

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

via – 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 »

Hospital bosses recruiting from Philippines and Europe

via – BOSSES of Fairfield and three other Greater Manchester hospitals are flying staff 7,000 miles across the world to recruit nurses in the Philippines and Europe due to a staffing crisis. Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which also runs North Manchester General and The Royal Oldham hospitals, and Read more »

NY Pinoy nurses demand safer workplaces

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau After a nurse was assaulted by a patient a week ago, health care workers at The Allen Pavilion Hospital held a vigil to pray for safety in the work place. The victim, Michael Berkowitz, said, “This happens all the time and with Read more »

DOH allows nurses to own birth clinics

By John Carlo Cahinhinan/ – The Department of Health (DOH) has finally allowed registered nurses as among the healthcare providers who can own, manage and operate birthing clinics and facilities. Rosendo Sualog of the DOH-Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB) said the new policy seeks to drastically reduce mother Read more »

Caregiver trainee program coming up short, but options on table also daunting

By Tomohiro Osaki/ Filipino caregiver Mary Grace Subardiaga gently wipes the runny nose of an elderly woman with dementia as she tries to feed her lunch at a Tokyo nursing home. The octogenarian patient responds with a tantrum. Unperturbed, Subardiaga moves a spoonful of curry to her mouth and tells Read more »