Staff Nurses needed in Epsom [Job Ad]

Military Medical Personnel

Staff Nurses to work a variety of shifts at a Military Rehab Hospital in Epsom.

Must be NMC Registered and have lived in the UK for 3 out of the last 5 years.

It would be beneficial to have a car and a drivers’ licence, as the Public Transport links to the hospital are not great. Contact Steve on 0845 9000 197 to discuss or email [email protected]

Channel 4 documentary looking for nurses to share their experiences

Des Daniels from Lion TV asked us to pass on this message:

We are currently producing a programme for Channel 4 about hospital nursing and midwifery. We would like to hear about experiences from both nurses and patients. We are interested to find out about specific situations or events during your stay or work in hospital with the view of potentially doing an interview on camera. For example as a patient did the nurses make you feel safe and looked after or did something go wrong. If you are a nurse or midwife how do you find the day to day working life? What works well and what could be improved?

Whatever you tell us, we’ll treat the information confidentially and anonymously where necessary. Our aim is to make an fair and balanced programme about experiences in NHS hospitals today.

If you have a story to tell or if you would like to know more please feel free to get in touch by emailing me at [email protected] or you can call us on 0208 846 2175.

Annual PNA UK Short Story Writing Contest

The Philippine Nurses Association of the UK and Ireland
is launching its Annual PNA UK Short Story Writing Contest beginning January 2008.

The annual contest is a part of the association’s cultural awareness and Filipino identity promotion program among the huge OFW community living abroad.

The primary objective of the contest is to help promote literature, cultural and creative thinking in the migrant worker in the context of UK environment and trends and to enable the individual to share this in writing. Aimed at highlighting the OFW as a truly world-class Filipino, the contest stands to be the first of its kind in the UK Filipino community. The ambition of the project campaign is to expand opportunities for the writers, readers and possible publisher of the stories.

It is further hoped that the contest will continue to serve as a reminder for the Filipino individual of the cultural roots and modern social adaptation in a literary environment. The award endeavours to focus on the life of the overseas national in the United Kingdom. The project is open to all overseas Filipino, British-Filipino and Mixed-Filipino national who have mainly come to the UK to work and/ or live permanently. All entries must be between 6,000 to 10,000 words. Deadline for submission of entries is on 30 April 2008.

The PNA UK Annual Short Story Writing Contest is fully endorsed and supported by the Philippine Embassy in London and by various Filipino business establishments. For more entry and sponsorship information, please visit the website at where complete information can be found. Alternatively, please email [email protected].

[Sent by Michael Duque, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of the UK]