2020 NEWS & UPDATES

Cut-off Date of Perfected and Signed Employment Contracts for the Deployment of Health Care Workers Extended
 
Philippine Government has released an amendement to Advisory 47-A where they are allowing deployment of healthcare workers
who have OECs and have perfected and signed contracts as of August 31, 2020.  Source: www.poea.gov.uk

30 September 2020

NMC sets out plans to move towards a ‘new normal'
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has proposed a series of changes to help support nursing and midwifery students and professionals as the UK cautiously transitions to a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: www.nmc.org.uk

25 June 2020

NMC sets out plans to move towards a ‘new normal'
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has proposed a series of changes to help support nursing and midwifery students and professionals as the UK cautiously transitions to a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: www.nmc.org.uk

25 June 2020

Coronavirus: A letter for Filipino nurses and carers in the British Healthcare system 
Philippine Embassy of London has shared a letter from the British Chamber of Commerce and the Philippine British Business Council expressing admiration for Filipinos in the British Healthcare system. Source: www.londonpegov.com

17 June 2020

UK coronavirus live: Migrant care workers to be exempt from NHS surcharge after No 10 U-turn

No 10 has clarified that the new policy, removing all NHS and care workers from the NHS surcharge, will cover “all NHS workers, ranging from medical health staff including vital porters and cleaners”. It also includes independent health workers and social care workers. Source: www.guardian.com

15 May 2020

Health unions publish blueprint for the safe opening up of the NHS

Health unions including RCN has issued guidelines aim to ensure the NHS can continue to operate a safety-first approach as lockdown restrictions ease. Source: www.rcn.org.uk

15 May 2020

Advisory on DOLE-AKAP Cash Assistance 

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued the guidelines on the provision of financial assistance to displaced Landbased and Sea-based Filipino workers due to coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), known as “DOLE-AKAP for OFWs”.

 

In this connection, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be accepting online applications beginning Monday, 13 April 2020. To avail of this USD200.00 or PHP10,000.00 financial assistance, criteria/guidelines have to be met. Source:owwa.gov.ph

1 May 2020

UK Home Secretary announces visa extensions for frontline health and care workers
Free visa extensions will be automatically granted to more crucial overseas health and care workers, the Home Secretary has announced today. Source: www.gov.uk

29 April 2020

RCN leads call for minute’s silence to honour workers who have died from coronavirus
The RCN and two other health unions are asking the nation to pay its respects to key workers and their families on International Workers’ Memorial Day. Source: www.rcn.org.uk

20 April 2020

Coronavirus: Bereaved frontline families entitled to £60,000
Families of front line NHS and social care staff in England who die from coronavirus will be entitled to a £60,000 payment, the government says. Source: www.bbc.co.uk

14 April 2020

NMC pushes for Covid-19 temporary registration
The government has introduced emergency legislation that allows NMC to create our Covid-19 register. This legislation means that NMC can temporarily register fit, proper and suitably experienced people, so they can practise if they want and feel able to do so. Source: www.nmc.org.uk

22 April 2020

Philippine Embassy raises concerns of Filipino Nurses to the UK Government
With the significant number of deaths of Filipino Health workers in the UK, Philippine embassy has raised this concern to the UK government. Source: www.londonpe.dfa.gov.ph

20 April 2020

Overseas Deployment of Medical and Allied Healthcare Professionals with Existing Employment Contracts
POEA has issued a clarification memo re deployment of health workers with contracts overseas. Source: www.poea.gov.ph

17 April 2020

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