NHS staff to get pay rise, but is it enough?

NHS workers have endured working in some of the toughest conditions over the past couple of years and the nation’s appreciation for our NHS is no secret. However, it’s essential that these sacrifices and dedication of these people is appropriately recognised and rewarded. Campaigners and unions have been fighting for fair pay for years, and

Meet Rebecca, Athona’s recruitment consultant for surgery

Meet Rebecca Newman, Athona’s recruitment consultant for surgery. We sat down and spoke to Rebecca to find out more about her role in recruitment and gain insight into the surgery recruitment market and how it has developed since working at Athona. Keep on reading to get to know more about Rebecca: How did you get

International Women’s Day 2022: Inspiring leaders

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreaktheBias, encouraging women around the world to highlight the bias that women face in day-to-day life. It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievements of the past, present and future and was first recognised by the United Nations in 1975. Sales and recruitment are sometimes viewed as male dominated

Coronavirus Advice

With the four nations of the UK now operating with different measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, it is important to review the guidance relevant to where you live and also where you work. Healthcare professionals have specific advice when dealing with cases, symptoms, testing and isolation; guidance is regularly updated in the links

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis

The campaign for compassionate care

Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger

Dear Boris: Don’t overlook healthcare during Brexit negotiations

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Brexit negotiations and appreciate that it’s an unsettling time for healthcare professionals in and outside of the UK. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has stated that on 31st October the current system of freedom of movement will end. As of July, around a third

Will lifting immigration limits on NHS medics resolve staff shortages?

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, recently pledged for free movement of doctors and nurses from across the world to the UK and to lift immigration limits in a bid to help resolve NHS staff shortages. Our permanent recruitment expert, Drew Eaton, has been working in healthcare recruitment for four years, spending two years of this time