Author Archives: Luke Bizios

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses!

It’s time to start an online community and stay connected while COVID-19 is keeping us apart! Every month we’ll be hosting a free Zoom meeting for nurses. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other nurses, and each share our individual knowledge and experience.

We call the get-togethers ’STAMMTISCH’, which is a German word for a reserved table in a pub for people who meet on a regular basis! Although many of the participants will come from a German speaking background, we welcome nurses of any nationality or background. 

Meetings take place in English, via Zoom, and last 90 minutes.  We can accommodate about 20 to 25 participants and still have a few places left for the next meeting. 

Our next meeting: 29/04/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

We would love for you to join us. Just send me a message via Facebook or email at:

Stay tuned for news about get-togethers for midwives too!

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: “How Are You, Nurse?”

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on is now available to view!

In this fascinating article Sabine answers the question “How Are You, Nurse?”, reflecting on her feelings surrounding the current situation in the UK. Is the answer to the question different now than it would have been just a couple of months ago? How does the last year compare to her previous 26 years as a nurse?

Please do take a look and stay tuned for the next one!

A pdf version of the article is available here

Podcast Episode 3: One Year After the Beginning of the Pandemic Crisis

Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses, continues her monthly podcast series with a brand new episode! The podcast series deals with a variety of topics surrounding nursing, overseas nursing, and other important issues in the world of nursing today.  Each episode will be available to listen to exclusively via our website. We hope to make the series available through other channels in the future.

In the third episode, Sabine looks at the current situation in the UK, one year after the outbreak of COVID-19.  At the start of the outbreak, nurses like Sabine were suddenly faced with one of the most devastating health crises in modern history. Twelve months later, what is the situation in the UK? How is the vaccination programme progressing? How do we even begin to reflect on the previous year?  As ever, Sabine looks at the big picture, as well as sharing her own personal experiences and emotions surrounding the pandemic, contrasting her feelings now with how she felt at the start of the outbreak. 

Episode 3: One Year After the Beginning of the Pandemic Crisis


An Invitation to Speak at The International Japanese Nursing Association, Tokyo

I have been invited to be a guest speaker at the International Japanese Nursing Association on 04/09/2021 in Tokyo, an event that will be attended by ca.100 nurses. Akane (a PhD student in nursing from Tokyo), Julija (an international translator for healthcare et al from Osaka) and I will present a 90-minute talk live via Zoom.  We are all delighted, excited, and honoured to be invited. 

During a recent Zoom meeting with Akane and Julija, we also discussed the possibility of implementing our work at English for Nurses in Japan! This could be the start of another great international project, and a perfect way for English for Nurses to make an entry into the world of Japanese nursing.  It really is amazing to be able to connect with like-minded people from all over the world who have such exciting ideas and great positivity and enthusiasm for the world of nursing. 

Please stay tuned for more news about this project!