Filipino nurse named as top BAME healthcare leader

For the first time, a Filipino has been included in this year’s 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), a news site offering analysis and insight to healthcare leaders.   Francis Fernando, founder of Filipino

2022 Philippine elections: Turnabouts mark week of filing candidacies for president and vice president

The election season has started in the Philippines with surprise moves, drama and fun fare.   For one, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is apparently running for president. This was according to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte on late Saturday, 2 October, as reported by

Covid 19 webinar to address vaccine concerns among Filipino healthcare staff

Filipino healthcare staff have recently been reported to have the lowest uptake of Covid-19 vaccine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the largest hospital trust in England. The trust’s Director of Workforce Daniel Waldron was quoted as saying that although “Black-African and black-Carribean

2020: The year Filipinos in the UK found their voice

How does one sum up 2020, a year like no other for all of us living on the planet? With nearly 2 million people dead and almost 83 million Covid-19 cases across the world as I write, this pandemic has caused grief, insecurity and instability

#Whatschanged? Tinig UK’s new campaign

Coronavirus cases have been rising fast again in the last few weeks. Tinig UK wants to help prevent a second wave of potentially avoidable deaths among Filipino healthcare workers and all those on the frontlines by asking – what changes have been made? Filipinos, we

Filipina nurse gets Queen’s birthday award for her services during Covid-19

Minerva Pascual Klepacz, matron in the Eye Unit and BAME lead at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to nursing during the pandemic. She is the only Filipino to receive an award for