Living in the East Midlands

  • July 26th, 2021
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Now that life is beginning to slowly get back to a new-normal post the global pandemic, you might be tempted to explore different parts of the UK for job relocation purposes. At Athona, we have numerous permanent psychiatry positions throughout the UK and are always looking for the right candidates to fill them. The pandemic […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU doctors: locum work after Brexit

  • July 9th, 2019
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Since the EU Referendum took place in the UK in June 2016, there has been a level of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and how it would evidently affect our valued EU doctors. To ensure you feel prepared, we’ve been speaking to some of our EU doctors about how they have been preparing for post-Brexit and how […]

Healthcare professional shortages in the UK

  • May 31st, 2019
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The Migration Advisory Committee has advised that the UK is short of almost every type of healthcare professional, and that all medical professions should be placed on the shortage occupation list. Previously only Consultants in Clinical Radiology, Emergency Medicine and Old Age Psychiatry were on the list. What does this mean for healthcare professionals? It […]

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 […]