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: 29/03/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

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

sabine@englishfornurses.org

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

Sabine and the team

Podcast Episode 2: How Is Nursing in the UK Different From Other European Countries?

Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses, continues her 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 second episode, Sabine answers one of the questions she is asked most often by her colleagues: How is nursing in the UK different from other European countries? In her explanation, Sabine touches on the some of the key differences including qualification, registration, culture and ethos, professional development, as well as some of the procedures and treatments a nurse will be expected to perform on the wards in the UK.  A fascinating listen for any nurses considering a move to the UK, or indeed for anyone with an interest in nursing!

Episode 2: How Is Nursing in the UK Different From Other European Countries?

Listen:

Nurse’s View: Is There Life After COVID-19?

Have you been keeping up to date with Sabine’s regular column, ‘Nurse’s View’, for Healthmanagement.org? Her latest article is now available to view! This month, Sabine poses the important question: ‘Is There Life After COVID-19?’

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-is-there-life-after-covid-19

In the article, Sabine gives voice to the important questions that are on all of our minds at the moment: Will there ever be a ‘normal’ again? What will our lives be like? What can COVID-19 teach us about the way we live (and nurse) in an ever changing and interconnected world? How do we move forward again after this life-changing chapter in our lives?

A pdf version of the article is available here

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: 25/02/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

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

sabine@englishfornurses.org

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

Sabine and the team

Podcast Episode 1: An Introduction to Overseas Nursing in the UK

We are proud to announce the start of a new podcast series, recorded by Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses.  The series will deal 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 first episode Sabine introduces herself as your host before moving on to a brief explanation of what it means to be a registered nurse (RN) in the UK, as well as some of the key elements of this unique nursing culture.  

Please stay tuned for more episodes, which will be announced via our website and social media.

Episode 1: An Introduction to Overseas Nursing in the UK:  

Listen

Nurse’s View: Are We Back to Square One with COVID-19 in the UK?

Sabine’s latest article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available to view!

This time, as she returns to work on the wards, Sabine talks about the huge challenges being faced by nurses like her, and by the UK as a whole, while the battle against COVID-19 continues. The infection numbers look very bad and the new virus mutations are extremely concerning. Is the UK back to square one, or is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Please do take a look at the latest article – ‘Nurse’s View: Are We Back to Square One with COVID-19 in the UK’?

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-are-we-back-to-square-one-with-covid-19-in-uk

A pdf of the article is available here

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: 28/01/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

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

sabine@englishfornurses.org

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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: How Do I Feel About COVID-19 Vaccine?

Director of English for Nurses, Sabine Torgler, has written a new article for her column on Healthmanagement.org titled “Nurse’s View: How Do I Feel About COVID-19 Vaccine?”

It’s a fascinating and honest insight into Sabine’s views on the new vaccine and what is means to her personally, and professionally as a nurse.

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-how-do-i-feel-about-covid-19-vaccine

This is Sabine’s first article for her regular column on the website, so please stay tuned for more articles in 2021!

You can download a pdf of the article here

Sabine Torgler for HealthManagement.org: “German Nurse in the UK: Should I Stay or Should I go?”

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as an overseas nurse in the UK? Have you considered what it means to move your whole life to another country and get to grips with a completely new nursing culture?  That’s exactly what EfN director Sabine Torgler did 17 years ago when she made the life-changing decision to pursue a career in UK nursing.

In December, Sabine wrote a feature article for the latest issue of HealthManagement.org magazine in which she talks honestly about her personal experience and what inspired her to make the move to the UK in 2003.  Later in the article Sabine discusses her work with the Erasmus Programme and her worries about the impact of Brexit on her life and profession.

Please do take a look!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/healthmanagement/issuearticle/german-nurse-in-uk-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go

A pdf of the article is available here

“Nurses Are Not Soliders”: An Interview with Sabine Torgler for HealthManagement.org Magazine

English for Nurses director Sabine Torgler was recently interviewed by HealthManagement.org for their magazine cover story “COVID-19 Superheroes”.  During the interview Sabine recalls her personal experience of working as a UK nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which she too became infected with the virus.  After she recovered, Sabine started a global campaign asking governments all over the world to ensure nurses and other frontline medical staff are adequately protected with personal protective equipment. 

You can view this excellent article here: “Nurses Are Not Soldiers”.