Webinar: Free CPD Event – IR35 PAYE vs Sole Trader

  • April 8th, 2021
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Athona Recruitment is pleased to announce the next webinar in our series in collaboration with Wesleyan. Join us on Tuesday 27th April at 7pm where we will be discussing IR35, Commercial Investments and PAYE vs Sole Trader. This free of charge webinar is designed for medical professionals and aims to provide tailored advice and help […]

Trusts are acutely aware of the RTT mountain ahead

  • March 12th, 2021
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I don’t know about you, but every month when the NHS Referral to Treatment (RTT) statistics get published and the media start churning out negative news reports, my heart breaks just a little bit more for every NHS Trust and every member of staff who has been working so hard under such challenging circumstances. If […]

All frontline NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

  • January 11th, 2021
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It has now been announced, after the third vaccine Moderna was approved for use last week, that NHS Trusts have been instructed to rapidly vaccinate all frontline health and social care workers against COVID-19 – including all temporary and locum healthcare professionals. Whilst all NHS staff will now be vaccinated, the Joint Committee on Vaccination […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 nation’s heroes, you’re also Athona’s Healthcare Heroes and to celebrate you and show recognition, we’re asking you to send in photos or videos 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 […]

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 […]