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 […]

Nursing applicants have fallen by a third since the bursary ended

  • February 6th, 2018
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Recent figures have shown the number of people applying to train as a nurse in England has fallen by an extra 13%, meaning the total number of applicants over two years fell by a third. The decrease in number of applicants choosing to study nursing, is believed to be due to the government opting to […]

Figures show one in 10 nurses leave the NHS each year

  • January 18th, 2018
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Nursing leaders are reporting a ‘dangerous and downward spiral’, as new figures reveal 33,000 nurses walked away last year alone, meaning the pressure is building on community services and understaffed hospitals. To get a greater understanding of nursing shortages within the NHS, the BBC conducted an in-depth study, revealing: “More than 10% of the nursing […]

NHS hospitals forced to cancel routine operations amid winter crisis

  • January 5th, 2018
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In a distressing move, NHS officials have forced every hospital in the country to cancel all non-urgent surgery and in-patient treatments until at least the end of January. With a spike in winter flu levels, pressures on the NHS are set to continue to rise. NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, said of the situation: […]

NHS nurses fear quality of care is suffering

  • October 2nd, 2017
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A recent survey, published in a new RCN report, revealed 30,000 nurses are too busy to relieve patient’s pain or give them their medication on time, due to mounting pressures within the NHS. According to the survey, around 53% of nurses fear the quality of care is suffering. Staff shortages often mean nurses are left […]