Discount for doctors on Edgecumbe Doctor 360

  • December 17th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone. Although it feels like a lifetime ago after the events in the months that followed, we held our first Advisory Board meeting in January, and have some positive news to share from feedback we gathered on the day. One of the biggest issues that was [...]

Exclusive Oxford Medical discount for doctors

  • December 15th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone and we are especially aware of just how difficult it has been for our candidates on the frontline throughout this pandemic. Although it feels like a lifetime ago, back in January this year we held our first Advisory Board meeting and are delighted to share [...]

Locum doctors: Start 2021 with the right financial advice

  • November 27th, 2020
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Ready to move on from 2020? Start the New Year on the right foot with sound financial advice tailored specifically for you. Working as a locum doctor, we know you face a different set of challenges that could impact you financially - whether that’s having access to financial advice due to unsociable working hours, variable [...]

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 [...]

Testing Asymptomatic NHS Staff

  • November 9th, 2020
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The following information provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement sets out the arrangements that are being put in place to support local systems in expanding the asymptomatic testing capacity of staff (including locum/agency staff) for COVID-19. ‘Evidence has shown that people infected with COVID-19 can have no symptoms and still transmit the virus to […]

Recognising International Stress Awareness Week in 2020

  • November 2nd, 2020
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Since 2018, The International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) has dedicated a week to raising awareness about preventing and managing stress and highlighting the importance of good mental wellbeing. This year’s International Stress Awareness Week has never been so important. Mental health issues are often discussed and at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but in the […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis […]

Limited Time Offer: Refer an RMN

  • September 21st, 2020
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For a limited time only, we’re offering a choice of rewards every time you refer a registered mental health nurse (RMN) to Athona. With a bonus of £200 available, we’re offering three ways to receive your reward; credit towards your annual Athona appraisal, financial contribution towards your CPD or a voucher of your choice. Simply recommend […]

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 […]

New Health & Care Tier 2 Visa

  • August 26th, 2020
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In July 2020 the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced the new Tier 2 fast-track visa route for all eligible health and care professionals – making the process quicker, cheaper and easier for healthcare professionals to relocate to the UK. What’s new? Whilst the visa […]

Catching up with Gemma: One year on

  • August 21st, 2020
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We can’t believe it’s been a year since Gemma graduated from Athona’s apprenticeship scheme. We briefly caught up with Gemma to see how she’s been getting on in her role as a resourcer for our Permanent Psychiatry team and how she found the assessment process. Since you graduated from Athona’s apprenticeship scheme last August, what […]

Athona – Working safely during Covid-19 statement

  • June 9th, 2020
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A full Health and Safety risk assessment has been conducted in line with the working safely during Covid-19 offices contact centres guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed published 11th of May 2020. Any subsequent changes in guidelines or Health and Safety guidelines will be risk assessed, implemented where practicable and training provided to all employees. […]