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, […]

Refer & Earn: You earn. They earn.

  • October 29th, 2018
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Until the end of 2018 we’re offering a new double referral bonus, so that when you earn, your referral earns too. There’s no limit to how many referrals you can give and you can refer across all acute and psychiatry specialties and grades. How does it work? For each referral you give to Athona, you […]

What support do locum doctors get with revalidation and appraisal?

  • October 26th, 2018
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As a locum doctor you get to enjoy many benefits including increased flexibility, more varied work and the ability to pick and choose your working schedule. However, locums and doctors in short-term placements don’t have access to some of the usual systems in place to support CPD, appraisal and revalidation. The NHS has recently released […]

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 […]

Radiologists: Refer and Earn

  • September 24th, 2018
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The Royal College of Radiologists recently warned of the shortage of radiologists in the UK, with pressures expected to grow over the next few years. Medical jobs in Radiology just don’t seem to be incredibly popular, despite their necessity to our society. Radiology is one of our most in-demand specialties and until 26th October, we’re […]

IELTS or OET: Choosing the right path for you

  • August 23rd, 2018
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If you’re moving to the UK to study medicine or to seek a doctors job, you will be required to take an English language exam which will enable you to register with the GMC (General Medical Council) and take the PLAB tests. There are two exam options and medical professionals are often unsure whether they should […]