More than quarter of overseas nurses working in the UK have been abused or harassed because of their colour.
In a survey of 612 Filipino nurses working in the NHS, carried out by the union Unison, 27 per cent said they had faced discrimination at work.
Despite this, a third of respondents said they intended to continue nursing in the UK for 10 years and nearly 30 per cent wanted to stay 15 years or more.
Unison head of nursing Gail Adams said: "We are delighted that so many Filipino nurses like working in the NHS and want to continue to do so, but the number reporting racial harassment has risen. This is a worrying trend and we don't believe it is isolated to overseas nurses.
"While we recognise steps have already been taken by the Department of Health to tackle the problem, we believe that by working together we can do more to eradicate it."
• 72 per cent of Filipino nurses oppose a moratorium on Filipino nurses coming to work in the UK
• 85 per cent found the adaptation course useful
• 90 per cent would recommend working in the NHS to a friend in the Philippines
• 65 per cent of unionised Filipino nurses are members of Unison; 35% are members of the RCN
• The worst things about nursing in the UK were listed as: weather, food and discrimination
• The best things about nursing in the UK were listed as: pay and independence