The Filipino Nurses Association UK (FNA UK) will be holding its online launch on Saturday, 14 November 2020 from 1 PM until 5 PM. The main speaker will be Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England. Other guests include Dr. Peter Carter, former Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive, and Ameurfina R. Reyes, Labour Attache at the Philippine Embassy.
Francis Fernando, founder of FNA UK, will be giving a talk on the history of the organisation.
The programme also includes performances by Soulmate, Ella Hidalgo and the Bayanihan Dance Group of Derbyshire.
FNA UK is a non-profit organisation founded in July in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to provide a forum for Filipino nurses in the UK to network, discuss issues of collective interest and assist members on their specific needs.
If you would like to join FNA UK, you need to be a nurse or a nursing associate currently residing in the UK. Read more about other requirements for joining on their website.
The interim officers of FNA are the following: Ariel Lanada, president; Arlene Bautista, vice-president; Susie Lagrata, secretary; Geraldine Yebra, treasurer; Jandryle Trondillo, auditor; Minnie Pascual Klepacz, press relations officer; Merline Tabirao, health and wellbeing coordinator; Louie Horne and Marion Mangalindan, learning and development coordinators; Sharon De Vera and Joanne La Verne Sanchez, network and social events coordinators; Victor La Fuente and Evangeline Martinez, sports coordinators.
There are now two organisations for UK-based Filipino nurses, the other one being the Philippine Nurses Association UK.