Merry SHIFTmas Giveaway

  • November 27th, 2018
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As a thank you for all of your hard work during 2018, we are giving you the chance to boost your Christmas shopping fund this year with Athona’s nursing festive prize draw! We’re giving one lucky winner a £100 gift voucher of their choice, and two runners up a £50 gift voucher of their choice, […]

Tier 1 status within the NHS West Midlands Cluster

  • November 26th, 2018
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We’re pleased to have been awarded Tier 1 status within the NHS’s West Midlands Cluster under the Healthtrust Europe (HTE) framework. Athona will be the first line of supply to eight acute NHS Trusts. The Trusts in the cluster are: The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Walsall Healthcare […]

Budget 2018: Anger at Hammond’s ‘little extras’

  • November 2nd, 2018
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‘Condescending’, ‘patronising’ and ‘an insult’ are just some of the words used to describe this week’s budget by Phillip Hammond. And now after a week of reviewing the opinions of education staff and parents across the country, it’s evident there’s an overwhelming feeling of upset and anger over the ‘little extras’ promised as “a one-off […]

Refer & Earn: Our biggest ever bonus

  • October 30th, 2018
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Do you know someone that’s searching for their next permanent medical position? We’ve got fantastic opportunities across the UK for psychiatry and acute doctors across all grades and specialties. When you refer someone for a permanent position, we’ll reward you with a huge £750 bonus. There’s no limit to the number of referrals you make, […]

Essential tips from an Australian living in London

  • October 26th, 2018
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Are you thinking of teaching in the UK and want to find out more about living in the capital of the UK? Liz, who works as a resourcer for our education division, recently moved to England from Perth. Here Liz tells all on her essential tips for living in London:   Bank Accounts The online […]

Emergency Medicine: Refer and Earn

  • October 15th, 2018
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Emergency Medicine is one of our most in-demand specialties for medical jobs and until Thursday 30th October , we’re doubling our referral bonus. Simply recommend an A&E doctor to Athona for a locum position and once they’ve worked 200 hours through us, you will receive your reward. How much can I earn? You have the option to […]

Becoming a doctor in the UK: An insight

  • August 9th, 2018
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This week on Channel 4 we followed the journey of aspiring non-EU doctors through their journey to practice in the UK on the TV programme ‘The Foreign Doctors Are Coming.’ The NHS has experienced a shortage of doctors in recent years and non-EU doctors are now stepping in to close the gap. A quick scroll […]

Immigration cap axed for doctors and nurses

  • June 15th, 2018
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This week it was announced as of Friday 15th June, the immigration cap on doctors and nurses has been axed. Most have welcomed the news, with NHS bosses describing it as a “huge relief” more doctors and nurses from outside the EU can now be welcomed into the UK to fill roles. Before the lift, […]

International Women’s Day 2018

  • March 8th, 2018
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As a company, each individual deserves recognition for their hard work and daily achievements. But today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, our focus is on the women of Athona. Many of our leadership roles with Athona are held by women, from our Training & Development Manager, to Director of Mental Health, through to our Marketing […]

Nursing applicants have fallen by a third since the bursary ended

  • February 6th, 2018
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Recent figures have shown the number of people applying to train as a nurse in England has fallen by an extra 13%, meaning the total number of applicants over two years fell by a third. The decrease in number of applicants choosing to study nursing, is believed to be due to the government opting to […]

Why is the NHS under so much pressure?

  • January 24th, 2018
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Staff shortages, waiting times and more nurses leaving the profession than ever before, it’s clear the NHS is under a lot of pressure. In particular areas such as, emergency departments and GP services, seem to be suffering Take a look at some of the main challenges facing the NHS: Source – My health London NHS […]

24 hours in A&E celebrates its 100th episode

  • January 19th, 2018
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With so much negativity surrounding the NHS in recent months, it was uplifting to see a news story which highlights the work of just one of many hospitals in the UK. On the 16th January the 100th episode of 24 Hours in A&E was broadcasted. To celebrate the accolade, consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Will […]