UK needs 220 more PH nurses
MANILA, Philippines—Good news for Filipino nurses planning to work abroad.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday said she had received a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London, saying there is an increase in the demand for Filipino nurses in the United Kingdom.
“This after two UK-based foreign placement agencies acting on behalf of three National Health Service (NHS) Trusts submitted for verification of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office job orders for a total of 220 nurses in January 2015,” said Baldoz, quoting the report of Labor Attaché Joan Lavilla.
In her report, Lavilla said the nurses will be needed in the field of cardiology, critical care, cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic, coronary care and catheter lab and theater practitioners, with annual salaries ranging from £21,478 to £27,901.
The UK-based foreign placement agencies are Search Recruitment Ltd. and Placement Group UK Ltd., said Lavilla.
She said Search Recruitment Ltd. plans to deploy 60 nurses to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS and another 60 nurses to James Paget University Hospital NHS. The manpower requirements of these two hospitals are served by its partner in the Philippines, Greenfields International Manpower Services.
Placement Group UK Ltd. will deploy 100 nurses to Barts Health NHS, whose Philippine recruitment agency partner is Alliance International Recruitment and Placement Services Inc.
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