QUICK LINKS

×
  • Diaspora - United Kingdom
  • Updated: May 17, 2021

Nigerian Nurse Receives Derogatory Statement As She Applies For Another Role In UK's NHS

Nigerian Nurse Receives Derogatory Statement As She Applies

File Image of Nurses in the uniform

Latest News

Bada Yusuf Amoo
Bada Yusuf Amoo

Bada's writings focus on government policies, general news, and politics. He is a prolific write...

More From this Author

A Nigerian nurse who caught COVID-19 while working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has received a derogatory comment when she applied for another job in the health service.

The nurse, (name withheld) was said to have worked throughout the pandemic, according to her daughter, she went for a new role in the Midlands over email.

However, someone in the recruitment process sent a reply which read, "Another one but again Nigerian"; this appeared to have been an attempt to forward the message to another person.

The correspondence has sparked outrage and concern on social media, with two local health organizations condemning the email and publicly apologizing.

The Twitter user, sxde, posted pictures of the conversation on Twitter, she explained, “My mum has just worked as a nurse throughout the pandemic, a year after qualifying. Got COVID at work. She recovered (we thank God) and went back to work. She’s now decided to apply for a new role in a different setting and this is what was sent to her by the recruiter.

“I believe this was clearly not intended for us to see, but it confirmed what is being said behind the scenes. This is unprofessional, prejudice, and incredibly discriminatory language which is against the NHS and Nursing code of conduct.”

Her mother applied for a GP practical nurse role over email and included what appeared to be a CV in the message.

Someone from the NHS body, whose signature included the title “practice nurse”, appeared to attempt to forward the email, but mistakenly replied to the applicant, writing “Another one but again Nigerian”.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust branded the message “truly distressing” and said it had raised the concerns. It tweeted: “This is a truly distressing message and we are sorry that something like this has been shared with your mother. Be assured this is not our organization and it does not reflect the values we hold dear. We’ve raised with the right organization asking they contact you immediately.”

The NHS Coventry and Warwickshire CCG added: “We’ve just been alerted to your tweet and we are shocked by the message your mother received it does not reflect our values or those of the NHS.

“We’ve sent you a DM please can you contact us so we can investigate urgently?”

Coventry NHS comments on discrimination against Nigerian nurse in uk

The NHS relies on huge numbers of foreign workers, from various different countries and backgrounds to function, with the system and staff coming under huge pressure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Florence Nightingale Museum wrote: ‘So sorry to read this. Sad & disgraceful. The individual who wrote this may be surprised & embarrassed to know that the first black nurse in the NHS was Nigerian – Kofoworola Pratt. She left an amazing legacy in global nursing.’

According to Metro.co.uk, NHS England has been contacted for comment.

 

icon
Get the FREE app

Read the latest and trending news in Nigeria and around the World

Install

Tags

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Bada Yusuf Amoo
Bada Yusuf Amoo

Bada's writings focus on government policies, general news, and politics. He is a prolific write...

More From this Author

MOVIE RATING & REVIEW

A Soldier’s Story 2: Return From The Dead
A Soldier’s Story 2: Return From The Dead
  • No Review Yet
  • 0
  • Users Rating
  • 0 (0 Votes)
PG - Romance | December 11, 2020
  • Users Rating
  • 0 (0 Votes)

In Watz Republic, Regina (Linda Ejiofor) confides in her friend, Zaya (Somkele Idhalama) to look after her younger brother while she goes af...

Movie Trailer & Reviews

COMPANIES PROFILE

may & baker nigeria plc Health Care

May & Baker Nigeria Plc was founded on September 4, 1944 as Nigeria’s ...

LEARN MORE
ekocorp plc Health Care

Ekocorp PLC began operations in 1977 as Mercy Specialist Clinic. Within a few ye...

LEARN MORE
morison industries plc Health Care

Morison industries plc was formerly known as J.L Morison Sons and Jones Nigeria ...

LEARN MORE
glaxo smithkline consumer nig. plc Health Care

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc was incorporated in Nigeria on 23rd June 19...

LEARN MORE

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

Nov 25, 2020

2023 Presidency: Would you vote for APC again in 2023?

2023 Presidency: Would you vote for APC again in 2023?

Yes 27.86%

No 72.14%

218 days 6 hours remain