Doctors praised for prescribing less antibiotics

  • May 27th, 2016
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Last year GPs were ordered to prescribe less antibiotics to avoid being penalised. NHS Improvement have found a decrease of prescriptions for all types of antibiotic by more than 2.6 million from the previous year. They say it is a “fantastic result” and shows doctors are being careful not to over-prescribe them. The target reduction for all types […]

Half term registration days for teachers

  • May 27th, 2016
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We’re holding more of our popular registration days for teachers over the half term. This is your chance to come along and register, meet our friendly team and find out how we can help you find your perfect role. We’ll help you get compliant and out to work quickly. Where are the registration days? Tuesday 31st […]

Are you looking for an exciting new career?

  • May 26th, 2016
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Our 2016/2017 Team Leader Development programme has kicked off and we’re looking for outstanding individuals to join our team and be a part of our next programme. Working at Athona gives you the opportunity to join a friendly and passionate organisation that invests into your personal growth and development. If you’re an experienced recruitment consultant who […]

Get ready for Thunk Thursdays

  • May 19th, 2016
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‘A Thunk is a beguilingly simple-looking question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you start to look at the world in a whole new light.’ Gilbert, I. (2007) The Little Book of Thunks. Wales: Crown House Publishing How to use a Thunk: Use a Thunk to link to the topic being studied. […]

Start your career with our apprenticeship scheme

  • May 19th, 2016
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Are you interested in starting your career within a supportive and friendly recruitment agency? We’re delighted to have joined forces with The Lighbulb to offer a number of level 2 administration apprenticeships within the organisation. This gives you the fantastic opportunity to join our sales teams within the business. We recruit incredible people who, like us, believe in ‘affecting futures’. We’re […]

Tier 1 status for Cheshire & Merseyside cluster

  • May 12th, 2016
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We’re delighted to announce Tier 1 status, this time for medical locums in the Cheshire & Merseyside cluster. As a result of the contract, Athona will be provided with exclusive, priority access to vacancies within the following Trusts: Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Royal Liverpool and […]

Primary testing – were parents and head teachers right to protest?

  • May 12th, 2016
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Ministers have made both KS1 and KS2 tests more difficult in a hope to raise standards. Earlier this month, a number of parents kept their children off school for a day in protest over primary tests in England, with thousands of parents signing a petition calling for a boycott. Many unhappy head teachers have also […]

Nurses guide: surviving the night shift

  • May 11th, 2016
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Working as a nurse involves a variety of shift patterns, which can often include working nights. We’ve put together a list of top tips to help you prepare for working through the night. Preparation Changing your sleeping pattern at first could prove difficult, especially trying to sleep before the first night shift. Doing some physical […]

How would Britain leaving the EU affect our health service?

  • May 6th, 2016
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In June, the British public will vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Whatever the outcome, there are growing concerns about how this could affect our health service. Vote in The NHS’ greatest resource is its staff. The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world and ensuring staffing […]

Working in Emergency Medicine: What’s it really like?

  • May 6th, 2016
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Do you work as an A&E doctor or are you considering a role in Emergency Medicine? One of our doctors shares her experiences of why working in A&E is the perfect career choice for her.   Tell us about your background – how long have you been working in Emergency Medicine? I have been working in […]

How would Britain leaving the EU affect students?

  • May 3rd, 2016
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In June 2016, the British public will vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Currently, the news is focusing on issues such as immigration, trade and legislative powers, however the EU also has a significant effect on universities and students. Vote in Leaving the EU would be difficult for British […]

Recruitment Day for Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare professionals in Leeds

  • May 3rd, 2016
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Athona is holding a recruitment day for doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals at the Holiday Inn Leeds- Brighouse. Date: Saturday 21st May Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Location: Holiday Inn Leeds- Brighouse, Clifton Village, Brighouse, HD6 4HW On the day we will be: • Recruiting doctors, nurses and health professionals. • Verifying documents. • Conducting Appraisals. • Running Basic […]