Proud to support careers and services that matter

Athona was established in 2003. We initially focussed on recruiting doctors, but the quality of our work and consistent growth has led to us supporting AHPs, doctors and nurses, and all related specialisms on a locum, permanent and contract basis.

As demand has grown, so has our reputation within the NHS and private healthcare sectors. Today, we’re proudly on all major NHS frameworks and support many of the biggest private healthcare organisations.

But despite this continued growth, we’ve remained a close-knit team of experts passionate about the work we do, and aware of the important role we play for our clients and candidates.

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More than just recruitment

We often talk about affecting futures. Healthcare isn’t just another industry. And being a healthcare professional isn’t just another job. The organisations and professionals we’re proud to support are at the heart of our communities, saving and changing lives, every day.

Our clients and candidates affect futures – and by supporting them, so do we. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, and a privilege we never forget.

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Our Values

Our values aren’t something we display on a screensaver and disregard. They’re part of our DNA, and underpin every decision and action we take, every day.


Honourable in principles, intentions, and actions


Possessing the conduct, behaviour, attitude and skill of an expert in their craft


Compelled by the need to accomplish a goal through hard work and ambition


Providing encouragement and emotional help

Does this sound like the agency for you?

Register with Athona today