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Member, Filipino and Association Achievements

Marc Rodriguera
International Community Nurse of the Year - 2021

Lloyd Nunag
Team leader for the surgery and oncology research team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, has become the first ever nurse to be awarded the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship.

The Schwarzman Scholarship is a highly selective programme which supports up to 200 Scholars annually from around the world for a one-year master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Lloyd has been awarded one of 151 places on the programme, from an initial pool of over 3000 applicants.

Francis Fernando
HSJ: The 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health

Francis Fernando, founding director, Filipino Nurses Association UK

Filipino nurses are a vital part of the NHS’ workforce – with 35,000 of them on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register – and have been for two decades. They also suffered a high death toll during the pandemic, with a disproportionate number of these nurses among the earliest casualties.

No one has done more to draw attention to that than Mr Fernando, the founding director of the Filipino Nurses Association UK, which offers support and advocacy for this important group. He has also co-ordinated mentoring and coaching for around 150 Filipino nurses to help them move forward in their careers and collated details of nurses who have advanced through the Agenda for Change grades. He additionally takes up cases of individual nurses who are experiencing difficulties in their careers.

Mr Fernando has worked as a consultant nurse and a matron and is a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholar. He is currently a head of nursing at Central London Community Healthcare Trust.

HSJ - 6 October 2021
Edmund Tabay
Director of Nursing at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Edmund, the most senior Filipino nurse in the UK has spoken about his pride over being appointed director of nursing for a newly created mega trust.

With his new job, Edmund is thought to now be the first nurse from the Philippines to hold a ‘very senior manager’ position in the NHS.

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