IELTS or OET: which test should nurses choose?

  • September 2nd, 2020
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For all nurses who trained outside of the UK and are considering moving to the UK for work, you will need to meet the English Language standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To achieve this, you must complete either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Occupational English Test […]

Coronavirus Advice

  • March 4th, 2020
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This information is correct as of 31/07/2020 16.45 For the latest information on the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, please visit the Government website where information is updated daily. You can also view the Government’s latest updates to Staying alert and safe (social distancing) An exemption was originally put in place, at the beginning of June, […]

The campaign for compassionate care

  • January 31st, 2020
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Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger […]

Merry SHIFTmas Prize Giveaway

  • November 27th, 2019
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After the success of our Merry SHIFTmas prize giveaway last year, we’ve brought it back for 2019. It’s a great way for us to say a massive thank you for all of your hard work over the last year and to give you the opportunity to win one of three prizes right in time for […]

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 […]

Win afternoon tea for two this International Nurses Day

  • May 8th, 2019
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The world will celebrate International Nurses Day on the 12th May, a day to show appreciation for the support and impact that nurses have on our communities. The annual event is held on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, an inspirational nurse who was a huge contributor to mathematics and statistics, as well as being […]

Refer & Earn: £250 for every permanent nurse referred

  • April 30th, 2019
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Earn a bonus of £250 when you refer a nurse to Athona for a permanent position. We have permanent positions in the NHS, private sector and care homes across the UK, so start referring today. There’s no limit to how many referrals you can give, which means there’s no limit to how much you can […]

Celebrating Mental Health Nurses’ Day

  • February 21st, 2019
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On 21st February 2019 the RCN Mental Health Forum held the first ever Mental Health Nurses’ Day, which is set to be an annual event. The day is dedicated to celebrating and recognising the invaluable work mental health nurses do, which changes lives on a daily basis. It’s no secret that the need for mental […]

Merry SHIFTmas Giveaway

  • November 27th, 2018
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As a thank you for all of your hard work during 2018, we are giving you the chance to boost your Christmas shopping fund this year with Athona’s nursing festive prize draw! We’re giving one lucky winner a £100 gift voucher of their choice, and two runners up a £50 gift voucher of their choice, […]

Platinum result in HTE framework audit for nursing division

  • September 13th, 2018
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Once again, Athona Recruitment is proud to announce our nursing division has achieved a platinum result in this year’s HealthTrust Europe (HTE) framework audit. Having received a final score of 98.18%, this excellent achievement recognises our compliance team’s testament to hard-work, exceptional service and dedication at ensuring all of our candidates for nursing are compliant […]

How locum nursing can benefit you

  • August 22nd, 2018
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Are you looking for a new nursing job? Perhaps you’re considering working as a locum nurse through an agency, but aren’t sure what the benefits are? Take a look at our top four reasons to choose locum nursing: Flexibility: As a locum nurse, you can decide exactly when you want to work and are able to pick […]

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? The need to fill nursing jobs is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, 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 […]