• Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses! - 1/3/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Podcast Episode 2: How Is Nursing in the UK Different From Other European Countries? - 17/2/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Nurse’s View: Is There Life After COVID-19? - 9/2/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses! - 2/2/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Podcast Episode 1: An Introduction to Overseas Nursing in the UK - 26/1/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Nurse’s View: Are We Back to Square One with COVID-19 in the UK? - 12/1/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses! - 11/1/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Nurse’s View: How Do I Feel About COVID-19 Vaccine? - 8/1/2021

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • Sabine Torgler for HealthManagement.org: “German Nurse in the UK: Should I Stay or Should I go?” - 7/1/2021

    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? … Weiterlesen

  • “Nurses Are Not Soliders”: An Interview with Sabine Torgler for HealthManagement.org Magazine - 10/8/2020

    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 … Weiterlesen

  • COVID-19 PPE SHORTAGE: A global appeal to governments to deliver PPE - 11/5/2020

    You will already know about the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses, midwives, doctors and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without adequate protection we are being asked to risk our lives and those of our patients. Lives … Weiterlesen

  • NEWSFLASH: The Expert Trip – A New Partnership With The Robert Bosch Stiftung - 6/3/2020

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are partnering with The Robert Bosch Stiftung who will be supporting our ‘Expert’ trip for nurses, which will place in Bristol this year.  Our ‘Expert’ trips allow nurses from Germany to travel … Weiterlesen

  • Professor Dr. Edith Kellnhauser 1933 – 2019: A Pioneer in Nursing - 28/5/2019

    We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Dr Edith Kellnhauser passed away on the 25th May 2019, aged 85.  Our condolences go to Professor Kellnhauser’s family.  As a result of Prof. Kellnhauser’s outstanding work, the German nursing profession continued … Weiterlesen

  • DBfK Article Featuring Sabine Torgler: The Nursing Council in the UK - 31/1/2019

    EfN Director Sabine Torgler was recently asked to write a piece for the latest DBfK Nordwest publication in which she talks about her experience working as an overseas nurses in the UK, a country which has operated with a nursing … Weiterlesen

  • Sabine Discusses the Erasmus+ Programme at the Mobility Agency in Hamburg - 29/1/2019

    English for Nurses‘ director Sabine Torgler recently attended a meeting at the mobility agency ‚Arbeit und Leben‘ in Hamburg.  There she met Lena and Isabel who are our co-op partners for the Erasmus+ Programme and will send 15 student nurses to … Weiterlesen

  • International Network for Health Workforce Education - 30/11/2018

    English for Nurses’ Patron Jacqui Filkins is a member of this organisation and kindly sent us their link to help raise awareness of the important work that they do. The International Network for Health Workforce Education is an online community … Weiterlesen

  • NEW – English for Nurses BASICS: Pocket Guide - 9/10/2018

    We are delighted to anounce the launch of a brand new Pocket Guide for nurses – English for Nurses BASICS: Pocket Guide. https://englishfornurses.org/produkt/english-for-nurses-basics-pocket-guide-for-german-speaking-countries/?lang=de This will be our 4th publication so far! Unlike our other books, this new ‚Basics‘ edition features full … Weiterlesen

  • NEW – English for Midwives: Pocket Guide - 30/8/2018

    Our new book ‚English for Midwives: Pocket Guide‘ is now available to buy in our online shop! https://englishfornurses.org/…/english-for-midwives-pocke…/… This edition is for German speaking countries and only ships to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As always, payments are accepted in € … Weiterlesen

  • English for Midwives – 4 Day Workshop in Bristol - 30/8/2018

    We are pleased to announce we’ll be holding 2 special 4-day workshop events for midwives in November 2018 and July 2019. We’re very excited about these events because they’ll be happening in our home city of Bristol, UK! The programme … Weiterlesen

  • English for Nurses: Pocket Guide - 3/11/2017

    We’re pleased to be able to share more information about our new product – „English for Nurses: Pocket Guide“! The guide has been designed for ease and speed and features wipe-clean pages for the clinical environment. As with all our … Weiterlesen

  • 2017 Summer Newsletter Now Available! - 10/7/2017

    We hope you can spare a few minutes to catch up with all the latest news from our international network:



  • New video showcases our work in Zürich - 16/1/2017

    The City of Zürich have created a fantastic video about our course ‚Deutsch für Pflegende‘.  At the end of last year the course was voted as one of the top 10 to attend in the city.  The video features footage … Weiterlesen

  • EfN Christmas Newsletter 2016 - 19/12/2016

    What a year it’s been! We’ve taken some time to look back on the year that was 2016. You can read all about the adventures of English for Nurses in the Christmas Newsletter below. Merry Christmas and a big thank … Weiterlesen

  • ‚Deutsch für Pflegende‘ voted as one of the best courses in Zurich - 4/11/2016

    We are delighted to announce that our new language course ‚Deutsch für Pflegende‘ has been voted as one of the Top 10 courses available as part of the Education Programme in the City of Zurich.  This is fantastic news! The … Weiterlesen

  • Sabine interviewed about NHS Language tests on BBC Radio WM 27/09/2016 - 27/9/2016

    English for Nurse’s Sabine Torgler was interviewed by Adrian Goldberg on BBC Radio WM this morning! The topic of conversation was the recent decision made by 2 hospitals in the Midlands to relax the English language test requirements for nurses … Weiterlesen

  • NEW – Special Case-Specific online modules now available - 18/8/2016

    We are pleased to announce that we have developed a huge range of new online language modules to compliment our existing line-up! By popular demand, these short courses focus closely on specific injuries and illnesses that healthcare professionals might encounter … Weiterlesen

  • Summer 2016 Newsletter - 8/8/2016

    So.. it’s time to reflect a little on the first half of 2016! As usual it’s been an extremely busy, exciting and surprising 6 months for English for Nurses. We’d love for you to take a few minutes to read … Weiterlesen

  • New Flexible Online Module Courses from EfN ! - 22/1/2016

    Would you like to improve your Medical English in key areas? English for Nurses is now offering flexible Online module-based courses!  These courses are taught one-to-one via Skype by our experienced and friendly tutors. All courses are accompanied by our … Weiterlesen

  • EfN Newsletter – Winter 2015/2016 - 22/1/2016

    Well… last year was quite a year for EfN. We have taken some time to reflect on the year that was 2015! – you can read all about it in our Newsletter – Links to the English/German versions are below.  … Weiterlesen

  • Erfahrungsbericht des Auslandsaufenthalts für Berufsbildungspersonal in Manchester vom 25.10. bis 28.10.2015 - 15/12/2015

    Die Auslandsreise für Berufsbildungspersonal in der Pflege im Rahmen des Stipendien-Programms Erasmus+ fand vom 25.10. bis 28.10.2015 statt. Teilnehmerinnen waren: Weiterlesen

  • Pflegekammer - 19/11/2015


    On the 12.11.2015 we at English for Nurses discussed with our German colleagues in Hamburg the hot theme ‚ Pflegekammer‘.

    Please see the article in the German Medical Journal about it and the comments after the event: Weiterlesen

  • English for Nurses to Feature in „The Guardian” on 8th August - 6/8/2015

    We would like to announce that an interview with EfN will feature in this Saturday’s The Guardian newspaper (08/08/2015). The piece will cover the work of EfN as well as important issues such as nursing recruitment & the government’s plan … Weiterlesen

  • Sabine Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 - 31/7/2015

    This morning EfN’s Sabine Torgler was invited to be interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s popular “Today” program at the local Bristol studio. The topics of discussion included the NHS’ attempts to solve Nursing shortages by actively attracting foreign nurses to English hospitals and the importance of adequately supporting these Nurses once they have arrived. One vital way of doing this is to ensure they have a firm grasp of the English language, of course!

    Here is the link to download the interview


  • First Ulmer Nursing Manager Congress in Ulm in July 2015 - 23/7/2015

    The First Nursing Manager Congress in Ulm (09.07.2015 – 10.07.2015)

    The congress was a huge success for Chief Nurse Helene Maucher who organised the event with her colleagues and welcomed 200 nurse managers from throughout Germany. Weiterlesen

  • First Ulmer Nursing Manager Congress – EfN live on TV :) - 16/7/2015


    or have a look at this: http://www.regio-tv.de/video/375719.html


  • Newsletter Juni 2015 - 2/7/2015

    Please click here to continue to the newsletter and please subscribe. Weiterlesen

  • First Bristol Student Nurse – Julia - 22/5/2015

    Hello, I am Julia. I am doing my nurse training in Germany at Charité Berlin and spent four weeks in Spire Hospital (“The Glen”) for a work experience.


  • Newsletter January 2015 - 13/1/2015

    Please click here to continue to the newsletter and please subscribe. Weiterlesen

  • EfN interviewed by BBC-London - 5/1/2015

    Population growth, immigration and foreign nurses – definitely hot-topics for today! This evening Sabine of EfN did her second interview of the day – again by BBC radio, this time for BBC London on „Drivetime with Eddie Nestor“. Please check … Weiterlesen

  • Newsletter Januar – Juni 2014 - 7/7/2014

    Bitte klicken Sie auf den Link und Sie werden unseren Newsletter Januar-Juni 2014 lesen können. Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und viel Spaß beim Lesen!

    Bitte verfogen Sie weiterhin unsere Newsletter und ticken die Box ‚SUBSCRIBE‘


  • Newsletter Januar 2014 - 27/1/2014

    Newsletter Januar 2014 Liebe Kollegen, Kunden und Freunde, Es ist wieder soweit – der neue EfN Newsletter ist da. Eigentlich wollten wir ihn im Oktober herausbringen, aber in dieser Zeit ist so viel in unserem Netzwerk passiert, dass wir uns … Weiterlesen

  • Arbeiten und Leben in UK - 6/12/2013

    Arbeiten und Leben in UK

    Hello Everybody,
    please listen to the interview, which is just great. I had the amazing opportunity to be interviewed by the head of nursing school – Joe Carlsen – of the Imland Kliniken in Rendsburg (very north of Germany). Weiterlesen

  • Latest News - 23/7/2013

    ich möchte Sie erneut auf die Kampagne des Deutschen Pflegerates hinweisen und um Ihre Unterstützung bitten! Gerade zum Ende der Legislaturperiode, in der von Regierung und Gesundheits- und Sozialministerien viel versprochen wurde, viel verhandelt,  geprüft und noch mal geprüft, beraten, unendliche Arbeitskreise … Weiterlesen

  • Newsletter Juli 2013 - 5/7/2013

    Newsletter Juli 2013 Liebe Kollegen, Kunden und Freunde, der zweite Newsletter für 2013 ist an der Reihe und wir möchten Sie gerne darüber informieren, was in unserer ‚English for Nurses’ Welt alles so passiert ist. Es sei an dieser Stelle … Weiterlesen

  • Next Meeting - 29/5/2013

    Das nächste English for Nurses Treffen ist am 19.6 um 20Uhr in der Watershed Cafe Bar. Bitte komm‘ und triff uns  – gerne auch mit Freunde!

  • Junge Pflege Nordost – Pflegekongress Berlin März 2013 - 13/5/2013

    Warum Pflegende in Großbritannien ein vergleichsweise positives Berufsbild haben, erklärt Sabine Torgler. Zur Erleichterung so mancher im Publikum, tut sie dies auf Deutsch. Man staunt bei ihrer Schilderung des Pflegealltags im Königinnenreich und über hierzulande kaum vorstellbare Weisungsbefugnisse und Entscheidungsfreiheiten. … Weiterlesen

  • Newsletter April 2013 - 30/4/2013

    Liebe Kollegen, Kunden und Freunde, es ist wieder soweit – der nächste Newsletter steht an. Der Jahresanfang war sehr ereignisreich für uns und es hält auch an, was gut ist. In kurzen Abschnitten möchten wir Ihnen eine Übersicht geben, was … Weiterlesen

  • We are attending German Nurses Association (DBfK) - 6/2/2013

    Wir werden an dem ‚Junge Pflege Kongress 2013 – PFLEGE – a profession to be proud of! FREITAG, den 15. März – von 09:30 – 16:00, Urania, An der Urania 17 in 1078 Berlin.‘ Wir werden dort als Gastreferenten auftreten, … Weiterlesen

  • Next Monthly Meeting - 6/2/2013

    Das nächste Treffen is am 04.03.2013 in der Watershed Cafe-bar, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX in Bristol/UK. Wir sind dort von 19:30Uhr-21:30Uhr. Come along and meet us.

  • Newsletter Januar 2013 - 30/1/2013

    Liebe Kollegen, Kunden und Freunde, bitte nehmen Sie sich eine Minute für uns und lesen Sie unsere News! Vielen Dank. Die Zeit vergeht wie im Flug, und es ist wieder Zeit für unseren  Newsletter. Unser erster Newsletter vom September 2012 … Weiterlesen

  • International Nurses Day Is Coming! - 4/5/2012

    Here at EfN we’re already getting excited about Saturday 12th May: International Nurses Day! International Nurses’ Day celebrates the birth date of Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in nursing because of her work tending to wounded … Weiterlesen


    We recently had our second monthly networking meeting at The Arts House in Stokes Croft. It’s a friendly bar with sofas and yummy drinks including a variety of teas, coffees and the ever-popular red wine, and the EfN team were … Weiterlesen

  • BRANSON IN A PICKLE - 17/4/2012

    When Max Pemberton wrote an article for the Telegraph entitled ‘Healthy competition in the NHS is a sick joke’ following the recent passing of the controversial Health and Social Care Bill by Parliament (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/9193015/Healthy-competition-in-the-NHS-is-a-sick-joke.html), he made his case study the … Weiterlesen


    It’s hard to believe, but EfN will be one year old on Friday! Birthdays, of course, mean presents, and our gift to ourselves – as you may have noticed – is our new website. Ooooh, shiny! We hope you like … Weiterlesen

  • GREAT SUCCESS! - 16/4/2012

    One of our students has got herself a fantastic job at Frenchay Hospital after going on the English for Nurses course. We’re very happy that our trainer Sabine was able to assist her with her interview preparation. Well done, Patricia! … Weiterlesen


    We are pleased to announce that Arbeiter–Samariter–Bund Österreichs (the Austrian Workers’ Samaritan Federation) have commissioned English for Nurses to write a new course entitled ‘English for Conflict and Catastrophe Nursing’.   ASBÖ is an Austrian aid organisation that was founded … Weiterlesen

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