Health Trust Europe      Health Trust Europe

In 2020, Athona was awarded places on three different lots with HTE. Being awarded  Lot 3a of this Framework allows us to supply Medical Locums and GPs across all medical grades and specialities on a temporary basis. Athona’s position on Lot 3b grants us permission to supply nursing and care services. Whilst Lot 3c allows us to supply AHP & HSS of all grades, bands and sub-specialities. Additionally, Athona has also been awarded a place on the HTE permanent framework – covering Lot 1a (for national recruitment solutions for UK bank and permanent healthcare workers) and Lot 1b (permanent recruitment solutions for international healthcare workers).

Securing places on these lots will allow us to support the NHS in addressing healthcare worker shortages, ensuring that trusts are reducing agency spend and increasing the number of permanent healthcare workers they are supplying.

Now, more than ever, ensuring the NHS is fully supported is our number one priority and we’re delighted to continue working alongside our clients to facilitate this.

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NHS Workforce Alliance       

Athona is thrilled to be part of the NHS Workforce Alliance framework which allows us to cover clinical agency staffing, staff bank, international recruitment, non-clinical staffing, IT, workforce support and improvement services. The NHS Workforce Alliance is the combination of health workforce services delivered in partnership by Crown Commercial Service (CSS) and NHS Procedure in Partnership (NHS PiP). This alliance brings together the expertise and skills of NHS PiP and CSS as the biggest public procurement partners in the UK.

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ISO Quality Management System    ISO Quality Management System

Athona is committed to ensuring high standards are maintained for all internal and external procedures and is therefore independently audited and certified to be in conformance with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.

There are a number of requirements Athona meets to be accredited with this award such as environmental management standards, health and safety standards, energy management standards, quality management standards, food safety standards and IT security standards.

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The CPD Certification Service        The CPD Certification Service

In January 2020 we held the first of our Advisory Board seminars, where we received feedback from our candidates who expressed interest in finding different ways of attaining CPD points. As we’re always striving to do more for our candidates, it wasn’t long before we took the steps to become CPD accredited.

Since 2021 Athona has been CPD accredited and approved as an official member of CPD UK. This now means we are able to run CPD accredited courses and ensure healthcare professionals get the best from their training and development.

For more information or to find out more about our upcoming CPD courses and workshops, please head here.


Having satisfied stringent membership criteria, Athona is an accredited corporate member of The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Our REC membership status provides our candidates, clients and employees with the assurance that we are committed to the highest possible standards in the recruitment industry. With The REC providing nearly 100 years of dedication, high quality service is always ensured.

Athona’s REC Corporate Membership number is: 00052510

Recruiter Magazine’s Fast 50      Recruiter Magazine's Fast 50

We are thrilled to announce we have once again been named as one of Recruiter magazine’s ‘Fast 50’ companies for 2022. Having also previously made the list in 2017, this shows Athona’s continuous hard-work, ambition and determination to improve even in the most difficult of times.

The list highlights the top 50 privately-owned recruitment firms that continue to deliver a high level of growth, which is a testament to our employees, candidates and clients who demonstrate diligence on a daily basis.

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JobsAware    JobsAware

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