BY PAUL JOHN ALEGADO
THE Filipino Nurses Association United Kingdom (FNAUK) won two major recognitions from the recently concluded International Nursing and Midwifery Association (INMA) Inaugural Celebration Event held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, which was organised by the Florence Nightingale Foundation and National Health Service England and Improvement (NHS E/I) on 28th April 2022.
FNAUK was among the top 5 finalists for the poster presentation category, which was headed by incumbent FNAUK President Ariel Lanada, Deputy Secretary Maya Guerrero and INMA Fellow Paul John Alegado. The attendees had the opportunity to vote for the ‘Best Poster Presentation’ after all finalists have taken the stage. FNAUK representatives delivered their presentation with such passion, enthusiasm and determination which wowed the audience and earned them the top spot, ultimately securing the award. The organisers also awarded FNAUK with the ‘Most Outstanding Pastoral Support’ amongst all nursing and midwifery diaspora associations.
The event was the first of its kind and marked the gathering of all INMAs in the UK.Present at this celebratory occasion were the Florence Nightingale Foundation CEO, Prof. Greta Westwood, Deputy CNO of NHS E/I, Duncan Burton and International Recruitment and Ethnic Minorities Nurse Advisor, Jennifer Caguioa.