Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 26/01/2023, 5-6:30pm (UK time)

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

sabine@englishfornurses.org

Sabine and the team

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 24/11/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: The Power of Nurses

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available: “The Power of Nurses”

In this month’s article, Sabine talks about the recent ENDA congress in Iceland, attended by almost 200 nurses from 13 different countries. Sabine is an ENDA board member. In a time of great uncertainty, when health systems are stretched, the congress provided inspiration, positive energy and – above all – hope.

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/the-power-of-nurses

EfN Podcast Episode 17: Positivity, Hope and Good Vibes in Nursing

Sabine Torgler 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 episode 17 Sabine talks about her recent trip to an ENDA nursing management congress in Iceland with 200 other nurses from all over the world. Reflecting on her time there, Sabine noticed that although all agreed that nursing is now facing extreme challenges with war, disease and staff shortages, nursing still remains one of the most beautiful professions in the world. The congress was a thoroughly enriching experience and Sabine returned full of positivity and hope.

Episode 17: Positivity, Hope and Good Vibes in Nursing

Listen:

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 27/10/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: Schadenfreude is not acceptable! How German Journalism Gets Me

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

In this month’s article, Sabine talks about German journalism and its tendency towards Schadenfreude, negativity and criticism of the UK’s healthcare system.

Sabine writes: “I have no idea how German journalism has so much time to report about the Brits. Do German newspapers ever report about the Spanish, Italian, or Polish health systems? If not, what is it about the British?

A fascinating and heartfelt article!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/schadenfreude-is-not-acceptable-how-german-journalism-gets-me

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 29/09/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 16: Unacceptable Schadenfreude and Negativity About the NHS

Sabine Torgler 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 episode 16 Sabine discusses the apparent prevalence of Schadenfreude (pleasure derived from another’s misfortune) in the German media’s criticism of the NHS. Apart from the fact that the reporting is often driven by poor data and analysis, Sabine also questions why German journalists continually focus on problems in the UK rather than reflecting more on issues within Germany’s own healthcare system or indeed that of any other European country. 

UK healthcare workers are more aware than anyone that the NHS needs more funding and reorganisation but, to Sabine, the external negativity and criticism from her heimat (homeland) is unwelcome and disappointing. 

Episode 16: Unacceptable Schadenfreude and Negativity About the NHS

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 25/08/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: Is Nursing Without a Mask Strange?

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available: “Is Nursing Without a Mask Strange?”

In this month’s article, Sabine discusses a recent shift in a small private hospital where she discovered that none of the staff were wearing masks anymore. Throughout the pandemic, the mask has become an indispensable part of Sabine’s equipment as a nurse. So, she asks, why abandon it now when the threat of COVID-19 is still present? The NHS policy on masks may yet change, but why should healthcare workers be the guinea pigs?

A fascinating and though-provoking article. Please do check it out!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/is-nursing-without-a-mask-strange

EfN Podcast Episode 15: A Special Guest

Sabine Torgler 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 episode 15, Sabine is joined by a very special guest – her mother, Anne! Anne was a student nurse on the wards in Wilhelmshaven between 1956 and 1958. The interview gives us a fascinating look at nursing more than 60 years ago and an interesting comparison with nursing today. Anne was Sabine’s great inspiration and always told Sabine that if she became a nurse, she would have a great profession for life. How right she was!

Please note, this episode is in German.

Episode 15: A Special Guest

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 28/07/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 14: An Update from the World of English for Nurses

Sabine Torgler 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 episode 14, Sabine gives us a comprehensive update about all the latest developments at English for Nurses. The pandemic has made in-person teaching extremely difficult but Sabine is now very excited about an extended trip to Germany and Switzerland to teach nurses, student nurses, hospital administrators and midwives. As well as teaching, writing, and working as a COVID nurse in Bristol, there are plenty of other topics to discuss, including monkeypox in the UK,  working in surgical nursing, and a very special guest on the next episode!

Episode 14: An Update from the World of English for Nurses

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 23/06/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Happy International Nurses’ Day 2022!

We would like to wish all our friends, colleagues, and supporters of our network a very happy International Nurses’ Day.  A huge “THANK YOU” to nurses and midwives all over the world for the amazing, selfless, and vitally important work that they do every day, often in the most challenging of circumstances. 

2022 marks the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, ‘The Lady with the Lamp’, and is a day for us all to celebrate the outstanding contribution that nurses and midwives make to our society. The world is a safer, more compassionate, and richer place because of the work they do and the sacrifices they make.

Thank you, nurses and midwives!

The English for Nurses Team

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 25/05/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available: “The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday”.

In this month’s fascinating article, Sabine talks about her recent trip to the Canary Islands. After two years of exhausting work as a staff nurse during the pandemic, she was very much looking forward to some much needed rest. 

Unfortunately, the experience wasn’t quite as relaxing as Sabine had hoped! Foreign tourists on the island appeared to have little regard for following COVID-19 guidelines. This stood in stark contrast to the sensible and rightly cautious behaviour of the local population. So, it was not quite the holiday Sabine was expecting, as she grappled with a mixture of emotions from bewilderment to anger and even embarrassment.

Definitely well worth a read!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/the-pandemic-doesnt-stop-when-we-go-on-holiday

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 28/04/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 13: The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday!

Sabine Torgler 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 episode 13, Sabine talks about her recent eye-opening experience on holiday in the Canary Islands. As nice as it was to get away, Sabine was shocked to see how little regard the tourists had for limiting the spread of COVID-19. When we go on holiday and are guests in another country, isn’t it our duty to act responsibly and not put the local population and local healthcare facilities at greater risk? Again, the message is clear: look after yourself and each other.

Episode 13: The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday!

Listen:

EfN Podcast Episode 13 The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday

Help Nurses In Ukraine

Nurses! You can help other nurses in Ukraine.

Now is the time for the nursing community to come together to support those most in need. Nurses in these conflict areas will be pushed to the limit in caring for the wounded and sick. We must do all we can to help them and send an important message that Ukrainian nurses are not alone. Nurses united.

The documents below provide information from the German Red Cross about how to help:

You can also make a donation which will make a difference to those nurses working in extreme situations.

For German speaking colleagues who want to help:

·      https://www.glueckskette.ch/krise-in-der-ukraine/

·      https://www.drk.de/spenden/spendenformular/hilfe-osteuropa/

For colleagues from Estonia who want to help:

·      https://redcross.ee/

For colleagues from Italy who want to help: 

·      https://cri.it/

For colleagues from Iceland who want to help: 

·      https://www.raudikrossinn.is/

Here is the link for the international Red Cross: 

·      https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/europe-central-asia/ukraine

Another great link for helping: 

·      https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6903005391991767040/

Podcast: Sabine Discusses the Nursing Council with Dr. Jette Lange and Dustin Janning

I was invited to speak to two members of the Errichtungsausschuss of the Nursing Council of Nordrhein-Westfalen (in Germany). The two nurses were Dr. Jette Lange and Dustin Janning.  Our topics: the nursing council and why it is important, the nursing union, and how nurses work in Great Britain.

It was a very important and interesting time for me to meet Jette and Dustin.

There has never been a more important time for a nursing council! Nurses united.

Please do have a listen:

https://admin.yapola.de/index.php/s/8qBXja8p28K4NDJ

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 31/03/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Sabine Torgler Writes Article for new Book by Prof. Dr. Hatice Pars

Dr. Hatice Pars, Asst, Prof. from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing in Ankara, Turkey, has published a new book which compares the health systems in Turkey and Germany. 

I had the honour of writing a little article for the book with this title:

DIE PFLEGE VON COVID-19 PATIENTEN- ERFAHRUNGSAUSTAUSCH: EINE GROSSE HERAUSFORDERUNG FÜR DIE PFLEGE

VON SABINE TORGLER

The Nursing Care of COVID 19 Patients – A Huge Challenge for the Nursing Profession

by Sabine Torgler

This book is a real eye-opener and a great insight into the world of health science. It is a real page turner! Prof. Dr. Hatice Pars has shown how important it is to look abroad and to compare different health systems. A big thank you to Prof. Dr. Hatice Pars for this great opportunity to be a part of her academic journey.

Nurse’s View: Love Will Tear Us Apart – Not! Vaccination Laws Will!

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

In this month’s article, Sabine talks about how the issue of vaccinations for healthcare workers is causing a divide in the NHS. Sabine believes too much attention is given to those who do not wish to be vaccinated and not enough to those who are most impacted by their decision. Nurses are already overworked and suffering from emotional/physical burn-out and are increasingly being asked to cover the shifts of unvaccinated workers who are more likely to get COVID and need time off work. 

“Can we not all stick together and think of each other? Only together we might be able to overcome this pandemic”.

Please do take a look!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/love-will-tear-us-apart-not-vaccination-laws-will

EfN Podcast Episode 12: Working as a Community Nurse

Sabine Torgler 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 twelfth episode, the first of 2022, Sabine talks in more detail about her work as a community nurse in Bristol and how it compares to working in an acute hospital setting. Working in the community is interesting and rewarding work that brings Sabine into close contact with a wide range of specialist nurses, GPs and other healthcare professionals. However, like all nursing, there are ups and downs and plenty of challenges, especially at the moment, when the healthcare system is so stretched! 

Episode 12: Working as a Community Nurse

Listen:

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 23/02/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Wishing You all a Happy and Healthy Christmas

It’s the perfect time to extend our very best Christmas wishes to all our friends, colleagues and supporters of the English for Nurses network.  We are so grateful for your continuing support. We hope it’s a very happy and healthy Christmas and can’t wait to see you all in 2022!

As we come towards the end of a very challenging year we would like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to nurses, midwives, doctors, paramedics and carers, who all play such an important role in looking after us and maintaining society’s health. 

We healthcare professionals need support from society to reduce our stress and anxiety so we can continue to do a great job. Please follow your country’s guidelines to minimise hospital admissions as much as possible.

This year, we have chosen a slightly different festive message and have adopted the one used by the children of Italy during the Coronavirus lockdown: ‘Andrá Tutto Bene’, which translates to ‘Everything Will Be Alright’. This message of hope is as important as ever!

Best wishes, The English for Nurses Team

EfN Podcast Episode 11: The End of a Most Challenging Year

Sabine Torgler 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 eleventh episode, the last of the year, Sabine gives an overview of the current situation as the UK battles the Omicron variant. 2021 has been a hugely difficult year, but what can we expect in 2022? Topics of discussion include compulsory vaccination, the booster programme, and the exhaustion and pressure felt by healthcare professionals on the frontline. Sabine hopes we all have a happy Christmas, but above all that it’s a safe and healthy one too. 

Episode 11: The End of a Most Challenging Year

Listen:

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 27/1/2022, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: Are We on the Road to Nowhere?

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

In this month’s article, Sabine talks about the impact of the new Omicron variant on her emotions, her mindset and her working life as a nurse.  With so many unanswered questions surrounding this latest mutation, Sabine wonders where we are heading as a society. How do we exit this ‘Road to Nowhere’? 

In times like these, it can be a challenge for even the most optimistic person to remain upbeat. We are all craving a return to some kind of normality, especially those who are on the frontline. Is it time to consider compulsory vaccination for all? 

Please do take a look!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/are-we-on-the-road-to-nowhere

A Big ‘Thank You’ to all Healthcare Professionals!

As we come towards the end of a very challenging year we would like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to nurses, midwives, doctors, paramedics and carers, who all play such an important role in looking after us and maintaining society’s health. 

We healthcare professionals need support from society to reduce our stress and anxiety so we can continue to do a great job. Please follow your country’s guidelines to minimise hospital admissions as much as possible.

This year, we have chosen a slightly different festive message and have adopted the one used by the children of Italy during the Coronavirus lockdown: ‘Andrá Tutto Bene’, which translates to ‘Everything Will Be Alright’. 

This message of hope is as important as ever!

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 20/12/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

Sabine Torgler Featured on Queen’s Nursing Institute Website

English for Nurses director, Sabine Torgler, is incredibly proud to have been featured on the Queen’s Nursing Institute website. The QNI is the biggest charity for nurses in the world. In her article, ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’, Sabine reflects on her career as an overseas nurse, from the challenges of the early days on UK wards, through various specialist nursing roles within the NHS, to eventually founding an international nurses’ network. Sabine has great respect for the NHS and believes that her decision to move to the UK in 2003 opened up a whole world of opportunities for her. A fascinating journey!

https://www.qni.org.uk/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go/

EfN Podcast Episode 10: The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Sabine Torgler 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 10th episode, Sabine discusses an important development in the UK’s approach to the pandemic: the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for care workers and other community healthcare workers in England. Other topics of conversation include wearing masks in public, supporting the RCN, and the joy of working with student nurses. Look out for next month’s podcast – a review of 2021!

Episode 10: The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 25/11/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 9: COVID-19: Looking Forward and Looking Back

Sabine Torgler 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 ninth episode, we catch up with Sabine after she returns from her annual leave and a much needed rest. Before heading out for her first shift back on the wards in Bristol, Sabine talks about what’s on the horizon for her as a nurse and as director of English for Nurses. As we enter the last quarter of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of the pandemic in the UK. We must remain focused on the challenges that lie ahead, but it’s also important to note how far we have come in the last twelve months. Let’s acknowledge what amazing progress we have made!

Episode 9: COVID-19: Looking Forward and Looking Back

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 21/10/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: Andra Tutto Bene = Everything will be all right!

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

In her new article called “Andra Tutto Bene = Everything will be all right!” Sabine talks about a heart-warming message of hope from the children of Italy. Sabine believes that hope is a key component in her work, and it allows her to continue to perform professionally as a nurse. We must maintain our solidarity and optimism for the future in facing the challenge of COVID-19. Afterall, even though there will be many challenges ahead, we have already come such a long way!  

Please do take a look at the article:

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/andra-tutto-bene-everything-will-be-all-right

EfN Podcast Episode 8: The Beautiful and Varied World of Nursing

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 eighth episode, Sabine talks about how she is getting ready for a hectic week before being able to look forward to a three week holiday. Sabine has been working with patients in a respite centre in Bristol and, though the work is challenging, she also feels relieved to be able to engage with patients where the primary focus is no longer COVID-19.  While dividing her time between nursing shifts, teaching, and preparing for a presentation at a congress in Tokyo, Sabine is able to reflect on what a varied life nursing can provide.

Episode 8: The Beautiful and Varied World of Nursing

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 29/09/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 7: Sharing Knowledge and Skills

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 seventh episode, Sabine talks about her recent experiences working with a new overseas nurse during a late shift at her hospital in Bristol. In some ways, this felt like going right back to the beginning for Sabine – in 2003 she was walking a similar path to this nurse, learning a new language and adapting to a completely new nursing culture in the UK. Understanding the challenges that overseas nurses face is central to English for Nurses, and Sabine considers it an honour to be able to pass on some of her hard-won knowledge and experience. Working with people from different cultures and backgrounds is one of the great joys of working as a nurse, as well as being a key strength of the NHS. Teamwork and encouragement are essential! Nurses United!

Episode 7: Sharing Knowledge and Skills

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Nurse’s View: So Why am I Worrying Now? Thoughts from the UK on Pandemic Times

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on HealthManagement.org is now available to view.

In her new article called “So Why am I Worrying Now? Thoughts from the UK on Pandemic Times” Sabine talks about how she copes with the constant stream of negative news surrounding the pandemic.  COVID-19 will surely be an ongoing challenge for the world. With no immediate end in sight, how can we learn to not waste our energy on worry and anxiety about things we can’t control? For Sabine the answer lies in living well, looking after herself, and focusing on the positives. 

Please do take a look at the article:

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/so-why-am-i-worrying-now-thoughts-from-the-uk-on-pandemic-times

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 26/08/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

EfN Podcast Episode 6: Hope is Winning in the Fight Against COVID-19

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 sixth episode Sabine talks about how the UK is doing battle with the new COVID-19 variants. Despite the ups and downs and the challenges that lie ahead, the UK’s vaccination programme means that there is an underlying feeling of safety, optimism and hope that was perhaps in doubt only a year ago. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and the light is getting brighter day by day.

Episode 6: Hope is Winning in the Fight Against COVID-19

Listen:

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses, Midwives and Other Healthcare Professionals!

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, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other people, share your knowledge and experience, and brush up your English language skills. If you have any anxiety about speaking English, this is a great way to build confidence in a relaxed environment.

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 healthcare professionals 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: 29/07/2021, 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

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: An Epiphany from Inside the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on HealthManagement.org is now available to view.

In her new article called “An Epiphany from Inside the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK”, Sabine talks about her recent experiences working on a hepatology ward with acutely ill patients. Sabine writes: “Yes, COVID-19 is there, and undoubtedly, yes, COVID-19 has changed our world, our lives and our views. It will never be the same as it was before. But there are still other patients, some with very complex issues, who need us too.”

Lockdown may end, but nursing will continue!

Please do take a look at the article:

https://healthmanagement.org/c/imaging/post/an-epiphany-from-inside-the-covid-19-crisis-in-the-uk

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: 17/06/2021, 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 5: Lockdown Ends, but Nursing Never Stops

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 fifth episode Sabine talks about her recent experiences working on a hepatology ward with acutely ill patients and how it made her reflect on her ongoing work as a nurse. Lockdown has ended in the UK and many of the wards are now free of COVID-19, but the world of nursing never stops! Even though the pandemic has dominated our lives for the last 14 months, there are always other patients in need of care.

Episode 5: Lockdown Ends, but Nursing Never Stops

Listen:

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: 27/05/2021, 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: Looking Back at the Last 12 Months

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

In her new article, Sabine looks back at the last 12 months.  Despite all the upheaval and hardships caused by the pandemic, what has really changed for healthcare professionals? As a nurse, Sabine asks the question: Are we receiving the help and support we need? We helped to look after everyone else, but who is looking after us?

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

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-looking-back-at-last-12-months