Refer & earn: win a luxury hamper!

  • August 10th, 2018
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Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a luxury hamper from Fortnum & Mason? Until the 31st August, on top of the standard referral bonus, for every nurse you refer to us your name will be entered into a draw to win a luxury hamper. There’s no limit on the number of entries […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Jade, Mental Health’s Permanent Recruiter

  • February 9th, 2018
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Jade, Senior Recruitment Consultant for our permanent Mental Health team, spoke to us to discuss life in recruitment, the biggest challenge she’s had to overcome, candidates monetary benefits and ease of working with an agency, all whilst giving a real insight into the mental health sector from a recruiter’s point of view. Get to know […]

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 […]

Supporting Alzheimer’s Society in 2018

  • January 16th, 2018
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Athona is excited to announce our chosen charity of the year for 2018 is the Alzheimer’s Society, as nominated by our employees. This charity is held very close to many with the company and we look forward to supporting and raising awareness with them over the course of the year. Some of the team didn’t […]

Are you an #AthonaHero?

  • October 31st, 2017
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Our candidates are more than just doctors, each and every one is an #AthonaHero; Affecting Futures every day. To celebrate, we’ll be launching our #AthonaHero selfie competition. To enter, simply take a selfie and send it to your recruitment consultant, we’ll add our very own stamp to it and send it back to you. Then […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • September 22nd, 2017
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 Meet Eden, she is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our Mental Health division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? My typical day is usually coming in at half 8 and looking through emails I had missed the day before and then […]

Athona’s skydive triumph for Blue Cross

  • July 4th, 2017
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A number of our brave employees jumped 10,000 feet on Saturday 27th May in the name of charity. The team raised an impressive £2,662.06 for one of Athona’s charities of the year; The Blue Cross. Marcus Blyth, Senior Client Liaison Officer, said “The skydive was one of the most amazing experiences and for such a […]

More UK nurses leaving the register than joining, new figures reveal

  • July 3rd, 2017
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Previous concerns regarding the drop in EU nurses both applying and increase in leaving the NMC register, were overshadowed today by new figures announcing more UK nurses and midwives are leaving the profession, than joining. UK nurses make up around 85% of the register, compared to EU workers who make up 5%. Although retirement was […]

Mental health patients sent out of area for care

  • June 27th, 2017
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In May we reported how mental health Trusts were becoming more dependable on private hospitals to deliver care to patients across the UK. Now, the British Medical Association (BMA) has released NHS figures outlining almost 6,000 mental health patients are being sent out of their local area, at times travelling hundreds of miles away, to […]

How to compose a doctors CV

  • June 15th, 2017
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When writing a CV the aim should be to present your history of education, job qualifications and emphasise the skills you have, which are specific to the job role. Your CV should be clear, concise and only contain relevant information. Length – Keep it brief with good quality information, and try to avoid long sentences. […]