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What We Do

• supports the professional development of those involved in teaching and researching English for healthcare
• promotes and disseminates understanding of English for healthcare
• enhances the quality of the teaching and learning of English for healthcare

Effective communication in English for healthcare is at the heart of what EALTHY does.

EALTHY is the organisation behind the bi-annual English for Healthcare Conference, a highly respected two-day conference which attracts presenters and delegates from across the world. The association organise local and regional workshops, hosted by members’ institutions and on themes of regional interest. These workshops are free to members. EALTHY is also the place to come for resource ideas: useful websites, videos and podcasts and for free teaching materials.

And if all this wasn’t enough, a monthly online magazine offers a wealth of articles on English for medicine and healthcare from teachers, researchers, materials writers and experts from across the world.

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Hypertension: the silent killer

A full lesson on high-blood pressure, sometimes referred to as ‘the silent killer’. Reading, vocabulary focus, video and communicative activities by Catherine Richards. Level B1-C1


The Digestive System and Disease

A lesson (B2-C1) to revise key terms relating to the digestive system and its diseases. Vocabulary, speaking practice, a video link and a focus on patient-appropriate communication.


Taking a Patient’s Blood Pressure and Pulse

This lesson plan teaches the language used when taking a patient’s blood pressure and pulse. A2-B1 level



Anaesthesia A skills-based lesson on anaesthesia with vocabulary, a video, a short reading and role play ideas. For B1-B2. Suitable for students of medicine, nursing and dentistry. Roleplay suitable for OET practice.


Lesson Plan: Asking about current symptoms

A lesson (B2-C1 level) which focuses on the language used during a patient interview and when asking about current symptoms.


Medical Homophones

Use these cards and activities to practise common medical homophones. Activities can be adapted for all levels and are great warmers or end-of-lesson warm-downs. A1-B2 level.