5 Mar 2021

The Filipino NHS staff battling Covid and seeking proper recognition

The Philippines is known for producing skilled and caring nurses, so it’s not surprising the NHS has recruited from there quite extensively. Some will remember that the first nurse to administer a vaccine in the UK was from the Philippines.

We’ve heard of some wards in London hospitals where around 70% of nurses are Filipino, and yet a lot of people from the community feel they’re not being represented, that their voices aren’t being heard, and the extent to which they’re being affected by the pandemic really needs to be considered.