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 strive to affect 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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Bringing empathy into everything we do

With so much uncertainty around us, you need to work with a team that gets it. We are real people with real hearts, who bring empathy and understanding into everything we do for our people, candidates, society – and you.

You need to work with people who understand the challenges you face every day.

– Staffing crises
– Budget constraints
– Timetable pressures
The endless worry of where your next job is coming from

At Athona, we go beyond expectations and strive for a long-standing relationship with our candidates. We only have your best interests at heart, so every job we recommend to you is fully compliant, fairly paid and has no hidden fees.

Our success is measured by your success. Everything we do, we do with empathy. And with people at our heart, we are affecting futures.

We are Athona.

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

Take the next step

If you’re ready to choose a healthcare recruitment agency that has your best interests at heart, start by exploring our healthcare jobs or send us your CV. A friendly consultant will be in touch with you shortly!