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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brexit: What does it mean for overseas doctors and nurses?

  • March 29th, 2019
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Update (12/04/2019) The EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31 October, the below information will be subject to change. As soon as further news is announced we’ll keep you updated. There’s so much uncertainty surrounding Brexit and it seems that each day brings new developments and changes. Especially with an […]

Refer & Earn: Our biggest ever bonus

  • October 30th, 2018
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Do you know someone that’s searching for their next permanent medical position? We’ve got fantastic opportunities across the UK for psychiatry and acute doctors across all grades and specialties. When you refer someone for a permanent position, we’ll reward you with a huge £750 bonus. There’s no limit to the number of referrals you make, […]

IELTS or OET: Choosing the right path for you

  • August 23rd, 2018
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If you’re moving to the UK to study medicine or to seek a doctors job, you will be required to take an English language exam which will enable you to register with the GMC (General Medical Council) and take the PLAB tests. There are two exam options and medical professionals are often unsure whether they should […]

Becoming a doctor in the UK: An insight

  • August 9th, 2018
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This week on Channel 4 we followed the journey of aspiring non-EU doctors through their journey to practice in the UK on the TV programme ‘The Foreign Doctors Are Coming.’ The NHS has experienced a shortage of doctors in recent years and non-EU doctors are now stepping in to close the gap. A quick scroll […]

Chiara’s adventure relocating to the UK

  • April 13th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but are worried about the daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well help alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Chiara and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested in […]

How Valeria launched her radiography career in the UK

  • April 6th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but find it a daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well helping alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Valeria and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

Relocating to the UK – one year on

  • March 28th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but find it a daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well helping alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Lisa and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

From Italy to the UK – a radiographers experience

  • March 23rd, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but are worried about the daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well help alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Pierluigi and find out how he’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you […]