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• supports the professional development of those involved in teaching, researching and writing content for English for Healthcare
• enhances the quality of both the teaching and learning of English for Healthcare through developing shareable resources and expertise
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Improving the teaching of English for Healthcare is at the heart of what EALTHY does.

EALTHY is the place to come for resources on all things Medical English. Our Members Area has a growing bank of lesson plans, articles, OET preparation support, professional development ideas, videos and research summaries – all included as part of the membership. We also provide regular webinars for members, given by leading experts in English for Healthcare, including writers, lecturers and academic leaders. All webinars are recorded and hosted in the Members Area.

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. Presentations include a wide variety of practical and research-based sessions, from syllabus development to using technology, to international collaborations. EALTHY also organises local and regional workshops, hosted by members’ institutions and on themes of regional interest. These workshops are free to members.

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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.