Why you should become a locum surgeon

  • January 19th, 2022
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Are you looking for a new direction in 2022? Something that is flexible and works around your lifestyle? Locum work allows you to travel, explore different Trusts and work with diverse groups of people – all whilst setting your own schedule and working around other commitments. Think working as a locum surgeon could be for […]

Turning Blue Monday into Brew Monday

  • January 16th, 2022
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Whilst January can be seen as a fresh start and the time to set New Year resolutions for many, it can also be a long and difficult month for others. So it is no surprise that Blue Monday (coined by a UK travel company back in 2005) falls in January. Usually the third Monday, Blue […]

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Natalie

  • January 13th, 2022
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At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories and last for this current series is Natalie. Natalie has been […]

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Lewis

  • January 12th, 2022
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At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories and next up is Lewis. Lewis joined Athona in 2019 as […]

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Amy

  • January 11th, 2022
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At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories, today we present to you Amy. Amy joined Athona in November […]

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Alex

  • January 10th, 2022
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At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories, starting with Alex. Alex has been with Athona since 2015, starting […]

Merry SHIFTmas & a Happy New Role!

  • November 30th, 2021
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To help us say a massive thank you for all of your continued hard work throughout the pandemic and your commitment to Athona, we’re giving our nursing candidates the opportunity to enter our Merry SHIFTmas prize draw, just in time for Christmas. After three successful years of running our Merry SHIFTmas incentive, we’ve decided to […]

Relocating to the UK as a Permanent Psychiatry Doctor

  • November 25th, 2021
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Did you know that here at Athona we also specialise in permanent recruitment? Whilst we started back in 2003 as a locum agency, we soon started to support the same clients fill their permanent roles – with our mental health team being one of the best within their industry. Not only do they support UK [...]

Dealing with seasonal affective disorder

  • November 25th, 2021
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It’s that time of year where it starts to get colder and the days start to get shorter. You may start to see yourself feeling low and lacking energy. Seasonal affective disorder, known as SAD, is a form of depression that you may experience during the autumn/winter seasons during the year. In the UK, SAD […]

Reasons to become a mental health nurse

  • November 10th, 2021
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There is currently a shortage of nursing staff in the UK, although there has been a slight increase in new nurses over the last couple of years, it is still not enough. Mental health nursing is on demand with 20% of vacant nursing positions within the NHS are in mental health. One in four people […]

International Stress Awareness Week

  • October 29th, 2021
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This International Stress Awareness Week, we’ve put some tips together to help you manage stress in your careers. There are certain factors that put some professions at an increased risk of high-level stress. Including healthcare workers who have been on the frontline during COVID-19 and teachers dealing with massive disruption to the education system. Identifying […]

Top 5 things to do in Portsmouth

  • October 6th, 2021
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Did you know here at Athona we have a number of locum agency nurse jobs available in the waterfront city of Portsmouth? Located on the south coast of England, directly opposite the Isle of Wight, it’s the only island city in the country and is only a short two-hour car or train journey from London. […]