Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council Warns Public On Fake Facebook Account

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana on Tuesday warned the public against a fraudulent Facebook page which used its official logo and operated with the name “Nurses and Midwifery Council”.

According to the Council, in an attempt to secure unlawful gain on behalf of the Council the fraudsters have circulated several false correspondences targeted at innocent citizens.

Some of these circulations requested its trainees and practitioners to call some unidentified telephone numbers to transact business on behalf of the Council.

A statement issued in Accra, by the statutory mandated N&MC and copied to the Ghana News Agency, therefore, urged its members and the general public to be careful of the fraudulent Facebook page created in its name.

The statement signed by the Registrar of the Council said the N&MC is working with the appropriate state security agencies to arrest the operators of the fake account and called for cooperation from the public.

“The Registrar and Management of the Council wish to state categorically that the Facebook page operating with our logo and the name Nurses and Midwifery Council is not the official Facebook page of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.”

The statement Council cautioned the general public especially nursing and midwifery trainees and practitioners that any information displayed on the Nurses and Midwifery Council Facebook page was not from them, and any person who transacted business with the managers of the page did so at their own risk.

They further cautioned its members and the general public that all announcements and information from the Council would be published on its official website.

Other official social media handles were; Twitter; (NMCGH_Official), Instagram (nmcgh_official), Skype (nmcghana2016) and Emails to; for all information about the Council.

Ghana Bans Nurses, Doctors From WhatsApping, Facebooking And Selfie At Work

Ghana Health Service (GHS) as part of measures to instill discipline amongst health care providers in the country has reinforced the ban on the use of social media during working hours by health workers, a regulation which has been in force for more than a year now.

The regulation, however, gives exceptions to conditions where medical officers and practitioners may use the mobile phone gadgets to access information from the Internet that would rather expedite their services.

The ban is also extended to photography and selfie taking at the hospital especially by female workers with all sort of image filters on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat among others.

The Deputy Chief Health Service Administrator of the Nkawie-Toase Government Hospital, Mr. Eric Frimpong, who made the confirmation on Otec FM’s ‘Nyansapo’ morning show on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, said the GHS instituted the regulation due to the changing trend of technology use by the medical practitioners, adding, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and security officers are not excluded from the regulation.

The ban on photo taking amongst health personnel, according to Mr. Eric Frimpong, was necessitated after photos of the late musician Ebony Reigns went viral on the social media suspected to have been taken by a mortuary attendant.

Mr. Eric Frimpong’s comments was in response to phone in segment by the public and victims of maltreatment in the hands of health professionals after a family has reported the death of their son due to the negligence and lack of beds at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.

He intimated that ”the regulation has been in force for more than a year now and it is to sanitize the system. Those found culpable can be dismissed or charged with professional negligence. Every health practitioner is aware of the new regulations because it is a directive from the Director General of Ghana Health Service.”

However, he insisted that health professionals have the right to use their mobile phones to access information from the internet for information that would support their health care deliveries and for other emergency calls.

The Deputy Chief Health Service Administrator implored Ghanaians especially patients to volunteer information of misconduct among health care professionals to managers of health facilities to institute punitive measures rather than rushing to the media with the same complaints.

“There are senior nurse officers, health administrators, securities and senior officers at the hospitals who can attend to you whenever there is misconduct or disrespectfulness from a nurse. Don’t hesitate to take report medical officers who would be taking selfies or fidgeting with their phones especially when you need their services,” he explained.

Most Ghanaians who access healthcare deliveries in most hospitals in the country always complain of poor healthcare services and more patients have lost their lives in the process, a situation Ghanaians want to see action from the appropriate government institutions.
Source: Modern Ghana

Shortage of Nurses Hit Philippines, Country Plans To Stop Sending Nurses Abroad

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is planning to decrease the deployment of nurses to other countries, Secretary Silvestre Bello said on Wednesday.

Bello said they are looking at the possibility of lessening the number of medical professionals, including nurses, being sent overseas.

“We slowed down the deployment of construction workers earlier. Now, we want to include our nurses,” he said in an interview during the 2019 Kalayaan Job Fair in Manila.

“There could be a slowdown in the deployment of nurses because we also need our nurses, especially senior citizens,” he added.

Bello noted that he is contemplating on the plan after a dialogue with the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), who sought his assistance to address the shortage of nurses in the country.

“All the while, I thought there is an oversupply of nurses. But I just learned that those graduating with nursing degrees and have passed the Board only train for two years and will go (abroad),” he added.

Bello said the government should do something by increasing the salaries of nurses for them to stay in the country.

“In order for them to not want to work abroad and just stay here, we should also consider increasing their salaries. And the President appears amenable to giving them that,” he said.

The DOLE chief said the salary increase for nurses would be discussed with the Department of Budget and Management.

Filipino nurses are in demand in countries in Europe, the Middle East, among others.

Early this year, the government has implemented a slowdown in sending construction workers to other countries, by as much as 90 percent due to the reported manpower shortage in the local construction industry stemming from the “Build, Build, Build” program in 75 projects.

Under the BBB program, the government is set to construct roads, bridges, airport, railways among others, covering 2017 to 2022, with a total budget of PHP8 trillion. (PNA)

Hospitals Recruiting Foreign Nurses 2019

Job Reference: 415-AJ19-161ND

Employer: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust Department: Various Location: Barnstaple Salary: £21,089 – £23,761 per annum pro rata

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust can offer you excellent support to enable you to become the nurse you aspire to be. We are looking for nurses who have passed the International English Language Test (IELTS) or have passed the OET (Occupational English Test) with Grade B across all 4 modules and have also successfully completed Part 1 of the NMC Test of Competence (CBT). You should also be in receipt of your NMC decision letter.

What we offer?

We have a dedicated Overseas Nursing lead that will support you to pass your exam. We offer a blended learning approach which means you will have one to one support, dedicated study time, learn alongside your peers and consolidate your skills on the ward. The programme will fully prepare you to undertake the NMC OSCE and prepare you for employment as a Band 5 Registered Nurse in a range of clinical areas across the Hospital.

It includes:

– A thorough theoretical and practical induction to Northern Devon healthcare Trust and your clinical area

– a period of supervised practice in your clinical area, supported by a mentor, supplemented with study time release for OSCE preparation sessions – these practical sessions are based on the NMC competencies that you will be tested against at the testing centre

– A period of Preceptorship following your registration with the NMC

– Trust funding for your first and second OSCE attempt

During the programme you will function and be paid as a Band 4 Transition Nurse. Continued employment with the Trust following completion of the programme will be dependent on gaining NMC registration to be able to practice as a Band 5 Registered Nurse.

You will use the skills, knowledge experience gained as a Registered Nurse overseas in preparation for becoming a Registered Nurse in the UK by undertaking a range of clinical nursing duties and training under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse until confirmation of entry to the NMC register is confirmed by the Trust.

What we require from you:

Due to the nature of the training programme, we can only accept applications from nurses that are able to work at least 30 hours per week. Full time hours (37.5 hours per week) will be preferred. Applicants must hold a valid IELTS/OET and CBT certificate, a nursing qualification and current overseas registration and have at least one year’s experience in the country where the qualification was obtained and also a NMC decision letter.

To indicate your interest to our Hospital, please submit an on-line application; in the supporting information please ensure that you include a summary of the stage of your NMC overseas registration application along with your result of your English Language test.

Closing Date – 31/05/2019

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

To apply for this job go to

Lagos Arraigns Doctor, Wife For Fixing Plaster of Paris Too Tight on Patient

The Lagos State government yesterday arraigned the medical director of Excel Medical Centre in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, and his doctor wife before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere on a three-count charge of causing grievous harm, recklessness and negligence.

The suspects are Dr. Ejike Ferdinand Orji and Dr. (Mrs) Ifeayinwa Grace Orji. They were arraigned before Justice Babatunde Sunmonu by prosecutor, Babatunde Sunmonu. Upon arraignment, the respondents pleaded not guilty to the charge. Following their plea, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date and that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending their trial.

They were not orthopaedic specialists but fixed Plaster of Paris (POP) cast too tightly on patient’s leg.

However, counsel to the defendants, Mr. K.C. Okho, told the court that he has a bail application and that the prosecutor has been served. He appealed to the court to allow him move same. After arguments on the bail application by parties, Justice Akintoye granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties. Justice Akintoye adjourned the matter till Monday, June 3, for further direction.

In the three counts charge, Orji and his wife were alleged to have on or about July 26, 2018 at Excel Medical Centre, Plot 458, Corporate Drive, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, caused one Somtochukwu Ezi-Ashi (male) grievous harm by fixing a Plaster of Paris (POP) cast too tightly on his leg.

The accused director and his wife were also alleged to have at the same time not being an orthopaedic specialists recklessly administered orthopaedic treatment to Ezi-Ashi. Count three of the charge alleged that the defendant at their medical centre were negligent in administering treatment on Ezi-Ashi, thereby causing him harm to his leg.The offence committed is said to be contrary to section 251 (1) (c) of the criminal code C17 Volume 3 Laws of Lagos State , 2015.

Source:Guardian Newspaper

School of Nursing EKSUTH Ado-Ekiti 2019/2020 Admission Form on Sale

This is to inform the general public that admission forms into the SCHOOL OF NURSING EKSUTH, ADO-EKITI for 2019/2020 academic session are now available for sale on-line.

Candidate must possess a minimum of Five Credits in WAEC/NECO/SSCE/NABTEB to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings and candidate must attain the age of 17 years in 2019.

 Visit the school e-portal at:
 Select your Application method which could be either Option A or Option B as explained below:


1. Pay the sum of N11,000:00 (Eleven thousand naira only) to Fidelity Bank Plc Account No: 5030094390. Account Name: EKSUTH (SON) Sales of Forms Account.
2. Bring photocopy of your payment teller to the school to collect receipt and scratch card then
3. Visit the school website and
4. Click Apply with Scratch Card
5. Scan and upload your recent passport photograph (Not more than 30Kb) and submit your  relevant data.
6. Print out your exam venue slip which you will bring to the exam center.


 1. Visit the school website
 2. Click Apply for Online PIN without coming to the school
 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to generate Remita RRR Pin
 4. Print/write down the code
 5. Go to any bank and pay using the RRR pin or pay online via ATM Card, etc
 6. Please note that this process attracts additional Payment/Logistic charges of N550:00 only
 7. After payment, login to the website with the 32-digits PIN
 8. Scan and upload your recent passport photograph (Not more than 30Kb) and submit your  relevant data.
 9. Print-out your exam venue slip which you will bring to the exam center.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 30th August, 2019 by 2:00pm
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Saturday 31st August, 2019 by 11:00 am
EXAMINATION VENUE: At centers as designated on Exam notification slips
FOR ENQUIRIES: 08167117825, 08090719944, 07062420926 or Email:

Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Post Basic Nursing Form on Sale

The School of Post Basic Nursing Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital is now accepting application into Post Basic Nursing Programme for 2019/2020 Academic Session The following programs are available:

1. Perioperative Nursing Programme
 2.   Paediatrics Nursing Programme                   


Applicants must possess the following; The West African School Certificate GCE/NECO with five(5) credit pass obtained in not more than two sittings which includes; English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Must be a qualified nurse, duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Must have at least one year post registration/clinical experience.



Accommodation is limited and is on first come first serve.

Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital


    1.Request for application must be accompanied with a non refundable fee of N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira) only to government single treasury account (Remita), Federal Teaching Hospital, Irrua.
    2.Log on
    3.Click on pay Federal Government Agency
    4.Generate remita retrieval reference code (RRR)
    5.Go to any commercial bank for payment with printed forms RRR code


All application forms should be returned to HOD, Nursing Education Office on or before 2nd August, 2019.


    Perioperative Nursing Programme, 5th August, 2019 (8am)
    Paediatrics Nursing Programme, 6th August, 2019 (8am)

Candidates shall be responsible for their transportation, accommodation an feeding during the interview/examination.


Any applicant who pays money to any individual or other account or through means aside from the one above does that at his or her own risk.


HOD, Nursing Education

How To Pay NMC CBT Fees With Voucher From Pearson Vue

Below is the step by step guide to pay NMC CBT fees for Nurses using Voucher. This is applicable to candidates from Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan and other countries where credit and debit cards are not acceptable for online payment on Pearson website

First go to and purchase the voucher

To redeem your exam vouchers online, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to
    ATTN: US Service Members: Schedule Here
  2. Select the certification program for which you purchased an exam voucher
  3. Choose the “Schedule a Test” button on the right side of your screen
  4. Once on the payment screen, click the “Add Discount” button beneath total due

  5. Enter your voucher number in the “Voucher/Promotion Code:” field and click “Apply Discount”
  6. Finally, click the “Next” button

If you wish to schedule your exam at a test center or through the Pearson VUE call center, please provide the test center agent or call center agent your voucher number when paying for your exam.

Exams must be scheduled and taken at a Pearson VUE test center on or before the expiration date of the vouchers.

If you have questions or are experiencing issues redeeming your access codes, please email us at for assistance.

Pearson Vue Yields to Petition Against NMC CBT Exam Payment

A petition raised to stop extortion of Nurses hoping to migrate to UK from Ghana, Nigeria and other countries has recorded a major success. This is after Pearson Vue has started accepting debit and credit card payments directly from test candidates from Nigeria, Ghana and others for NMC CBT exams.

Up until now, the desired payment method of the application fee for the Computer Multiple Choice Questions which serve as a vital prerequisite to working in the United Kingdom has been through test centres. The test centres have been accused of charging extra fees for this same payment owing to the fact that prospects cannot pay on their own.

The petition which was raised on by founder went viral with over 3,000 signatures within two months of it existence. The petitioner queried why PearsonVue would accept debit card payment for NCLEX registration but would decline same card for CBT registration which gives room for extortion of Nurses by CBT test centres saddled with the responsibility of making payment on behalf of applicants.

In what appears like an answer to the relieve being sought by the petitioner, Pearson Vue introduced voucher option which can be purchased with debit cards from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon among others.

Query link:

This development has crashed CBT registration fees from #65,000 to #43,000 for candidates sitting for the exam in Nigeria.


Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery June 2019 Admission Form on Sale

FROM: The School Management Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery Kaoma – Western Province31st July,2019

This message serves to inform the general public that Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery will be conducting the first enrollment open interviews for direct registered midwifery for July 2019 intake, which is a three (3) years program.

Selling of application forms and interviews shall be done at the same time from 26th to 28th June, 2019.

Opening date: 14th July,2019 ( intially all shall be day scholars .

However, accommdation arrangements can be made for few students)

Application forms fee: K100


Eligible candidates must come with the following;- Original copy and certified photocopies of grade 12 results with a minimum of credit in the following subjects

English, Mathematics and any Science subject ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Agric Science)Plus any other subjects.- Original National Registration Card and a certified photocopy.- Nonrefundable interview handling fee of K50. (All monies should be deposited in the school account;- ACC NAME: KAOMA NURSING SCHOOL – BASKET- BANK: ATLAS MARA BANK – KAOMA BRANCH- ACCOUNT NO. 0300031744015For further inquires contact;The school principal on0217 360108