Information for international nurses during COVID-19

  • February 23rd, 2021
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to interrupt many aspects of life, including the usual processes for international nurses looking to relocate and work in the UK, the NHS have shared a handy guide to everything international nurses need to do before entering and once they have arrived in the UK. We have highlighted some important [...]

Meet the Athona Team – Aron

  • February 19th, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

Meet the Athona Team – Martyn

  • January 22nd, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

All frontline NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

  • January 11th, 2021
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It has now been announced, after the third vaccine Moderna was approved for use last week, that NHS Trusts have been instructed to rapidly vaccinate all frontline health and social care workers against COVID-19 – including all temporary and locum healthcare professionals. Whilst all NHS staff will now be vaccinated, the Joint Committee on Vaccination […]

5 reasons to consider a career in community nursing

  • December 29th, 2020
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Community nurses have always been important, but their prominence has grown significantly this year, and will continue to as more and more patients continue to be treated outside of traditional healthcare settings. The role of community nurse has never been more vital to the NHS and demand in the UK is growing rapidly. Here, we […]

Discount for doctors on Edgecumbe Doctor 360

  • December 17th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone. Although it feels like a lifetime ago after the events in the months that followed, we held our first Advisory Board meeting in January, and have some positive news to share from feedback we gathered on the day. One of the biggest issues that was [...]

Exclusive Oxford Medical discount for doctors

  • December 15th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone and we are especially aware of just how difficult it has been for our candidates on the frontline throughout this pandemic. Although it feels like a lifetime ago, back in January this year we held our first Advisory Board meeting and are delighted to share [...]

Locum doctors: Start 2021 with the right financial advice

  • November 27th, 2020
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Ready to move on from 2020? Start the New Year on the right foot with sound financial advice tailored specifically for you. Working as a locum doctor, we know you face a different set of challenges that could impact you financially - whether that’s having access to financial advice due to unsociable working hours, variable [...]

Coronavirus Advice

  • November 10th, 2020
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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 [...]

Testing Asymptomatic NHS Staff

  • November 9th, 2020
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The following information provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement sets out the arrangements that are being put in place to support local systems in expanding the asymptomatic testing capacity of staff (including locum/agency staff) for COVID-19. ‘Evidence has shown that people infected with COVID-19 can have no symptoms and still transmit the virus to […]

Recognising International Stress Awareness Week in 2020

  • November 2nd, 2020
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Since 2018, The International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) has dedicated a week to raising awareness about preventing and managing stress and highlighting the importance of good mental wellbeing. This year’s International Stress Awareness Week has never been so important. Mental health issues are often discussed and at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but in the […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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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 […]