Me and my family moved to Derby a couple of years ago. We used to live in Surrey and we found living in Derby is cheaper than anywhere near London. And you get more from your salary here than in London, considering the cost of housing, food and travel etc.
I also work in Royal Derby Hospital and is very happy with the team I am working (day case theatre) as well as the overall attitude of people here towards Filipinos. Unfortunately, I haven’t met any formal Filipino Community here that promotes events (Christmas, Sportsfest etc) unlike the one we had in Surrey.
I do hope you enjoy your new job as RDH had a good passing rate in the OSCE and I have met new staff here who recently came from Phils and have spoke to them about it.