A recruitment consultant based in the United Kingdom, William Tenkorang has advised Ghanaian nurses and care givers to apply the strict ethics in carrying out their duties.
This, he noted will help them to excel wherever they find themselves to be working in the near future.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper in Kumasi after counseling some Ghanaian nurses who have intentions to enter the UK to pursue their profession, Mr Tenkorang said ‘as practitioners the welfare of the patient should be the utmost priority’.
According to him, unlike Ghana where doctors are seen as the ones who are fully in charge of patients the reverse is the case in the United Kingdom.
He disclosed that in the UK, nurses are considered primary care-givers as the welfare of patients are put in their charge directly.
Admonishing medical practitioners, the UK based consultant tasked them to be passionate about the profession they have chosen.
According to him, passion is the only tool that drives people to attain perfection or excellence in what they do.
Many practitioners, he noted have been doing try and error on the body of their patients because they do not have the passion to see them get well.
This attitude, he mentioned will not and cannot be entertained at any hospital or care giving center in the UK where the lives of patients are valued.
Having recruited many health workers and nurses from Ghana, South-Africa, India and the Philippines for the UK government for the past 25years, Mr Tenkorang said he had achieved such feat by the firm application of integrity.
The British Government, the consultant noted places high premium on people of integrity and would only do business with people who are truthful.
He, therefore, urged prospective UK nurses to be professional when they get the opportunity to travel to work.
Mr Tenkorang revealed the prospects of getting much more funds from the practice of nursing in the UK is very high and noted many Ghanaian nurses who travelled through his platform called the Nurses UK Worldwide have had good returns on their investments.
On his part, Mr Eric Bonful, a Ghana-based facilitator and consultant for the Nurses UK Worldwide urged Ghanaian nurses who have the intention to work outside Ghana to take advantage of the platform his outfit has provided to enroll.
According to him, the UK government has spaces to employ about 40,000 nurses from English speaking countries in Africa and Asia.
Nurses UK Worldwide, he stressed is ready to provide the opportunity for interested Ghanaian nurses to travel and also facilitate their stay and movements inside the UK.