Top 5 thing to do in Portsmouth

  • October 6th, 2021
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Did you know here at Athona we have a number of locum agency nurse jobs available in the waterfront city of Portsmouth? Located on the south coast of England, directly opposite the Isle of Wight, it’s the only island city in the country and is only a short two-hour car or train journey from London. […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]