The NHS pension dispute: What’s being done to help doctors and nurses?

  • August 23rd, 2019
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There have been lots of changes made already since the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in July, including proposing a plan to allow doctors and nurses flexibility with their pension contributions. The plan is designed to avoid breaching the annual tax-free allowance and receiving large tax bills at the end of the financial […]

Will lifting immigration limits on NHS medics resolve staff shortages?

  • August 2nd, 2019
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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. Our permanent recruitment expert, Drew Eaton, has been working in healthcare recruitment for four years, spending two years of this time focused on supporting overseas doctors. Having helped numerous doctors […]

More doctors choose Athona as their designated body

  • July 23rd, 2019
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We’re proud to announce we have received fantastic results in the latest Medical Revalidation Annual Organisational Audit (AOA) Comparator Report from NHS England. Our results are consistently ahead of our competitors, and this year is no different with our performance exceeding our own previous results. Between 1st March 2018 and 31st March 2019, 98.6% of […]

EU doctors: locum work after Brexit

  • July 9th, 2019
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Since the EU Referendum took place in the UK in June 2016, there has been a level of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and how it would evidently affect our valued EU doctors. To ensure you feel prepared, we’ve been speaking to some of our EU doctors about how they have been preparing for post-Brexit and how […]

Healthcare professional shortages in the UK

  • May 31st, 2019
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The Migration Advisory Committee has advised that the UK is short of almost every type of healthcare professional, and that all medical professions should be placed on the shortage occupation list. Previously only Consultants in Clinical Radiology, Emergency Medicine and Old Age Psychiatry were on the list. What does this mean for healthcare professionals? It […]

Life after foundation training: your FY3 year

  • April 30th, 2019
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In August, thousands of junior doctors will make the first step from medical school into posts within hospitals or move into their second year of rotation. Placements last between three and six months and provide the opportunity to learn about and train in different specialties. During this time junior doctors will shadow and support experienced […]

Athona can help with the cost of your IELTS exam

  • April 4th, 2019
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Are you thinking about relocating to the UK for work and need to take an IELTS exam to do so? If so, Athona can help. We’re offering to reimburse the cost of either the course fees to prepare you for your IELTS (provided through Specialist Language Courses (SLC)), or the cost of the exam. To […]

Brexit: What does it mean for overseas doctors and nurses?

  • March 29th, 2019
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Update (12/04/2019) The EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31 October, the below information will be subject to change. As soon as further news is announced we’ll keep you updated. There’s so much uncertainty surrounding Brexit and it seems that each day brings new developments and changes. Especially with an […]

Kickstart your Radiology career

  • February 18th, 2019
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If you’re considering locum work after completing your medical studies, you’re not alone. A huge number of medical professionals including many radiologists choose locum work every year. The ever increasing demand for radiologists means that there are locum radiology jobs all over the UK. So, why are so many doctors choosing this route and why […]

Limited time only: Earn £500 when you register

  • January 9th, 2019
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Did you know you can earn £500* by simply registering with Athona? For a limited time only, we’re offering every new doctor or psychiatrist a £500 bonus once you have completed your registration. So don’t delay – send your CV into our dedicated teams today. *T&Cs apply, please see below for more details. Terms & […]

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 […]

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, […]