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 […]

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. […]

Athona’s Healthcare Heroes 2020

  • April 20th, 2020
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Not only are you the nations heroes, you’re also Athona’s Healthcare Heroes and to celebrate you and show recognition, we’re asking you to send in photos of you and your NHS colleagues for us to share across our social media as part of Athona’s Healthcare Heroes. We want to use this as a time to […]

COVID-19 Support & Guidance

  • March 20th, 2020
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Athona Recruitment is continuing to operate as usual and will ensure there is no disruption to the service we provide. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with any important messages from Athona, so please do check back regularly. We would like to take this time to thank our candidates and clients, […]

Dear Boris: Don’t overlook healthcare during Brexit negotiations

  • August 23rd, 2019
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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Brexit negotiations and appreciate that it’s an unsettling time for healthcare professionals in and outside of the UK. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has stated that on 31st October the current system of freedom of movement will end. As of July, around a third […]

More doctors choose Athona as their designated body

  • July 23rd, 2019
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We’re proud to announce we have received fantastic results in the latest Medical Revalidation Annual Organisational Audit (AOA) Comparator Report from NHS England. Our results are consistently ahead of our competitors, and this year is no different with our performance exceeding our own previous results. Between 1st March 2018 and 31st March 2019, 98.6% of […]

Athona scores industry-high in REC gold standard audit

  • June 20th, 2019
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Our Education division is delighted to announce they have retained their REC gold standard accreditation, which they first received in 2015. Our exceptional compliance team also achieved an industry-high result in the online REC Education audit diagnostic, where they achieved 98% (the industry average is only 87%). We’re extremely proud of the result and it continues […]

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 […]

Budget 2018: Anger at Hammond’s ‘little extras’

  • November 2nd, 2018
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‘Condescending’, ‘patronising’ and ‘an insult’ are just some of the words used to describe this week’s budget by Phillip Hammond. And now after a week of reviewing the opinions of education staff and parents across the country, it’s evident there’s an overwhelming feeling of upset and anger over the ‘little extras’ promised as “a one-off […]

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 […]

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 […]

Immigration cap axed for doctors and nurses

  • June 15th, 2018
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This week it was announced as of Friday 15th June, the immigration cap on doctors and nurses has been axed. Most have welcomed the news, with NHS bosses describing it as a “huge relief” more doctors and nurses from outside the EU can now be welcomed into the UK to fill roles. Before the lift, […]