Advisory Board

Bringing our consultants and candidates closer together

How we go above and beyond for our candidates

Our Advisory Board initiative was first established in 2020 when we invited a select group of our healthcare professionals to our Brentwood headquarters to find out how we could better support them on their career journeys.

We’re really passionate about using our skills, knowledge and influence to support candidates in every way we can and this initiative brings our consultants and candidates together to discuss the issues they’re facing and the ways in which we can help them to overcome career hurdles.

A strong community has formed between this group of doctors and it is now a core driver that shapes how we operate. It has become an exclusive and open place for Advisory Board members to offer support to one another and to share advice, insight, and experiences.

If you’d like to join the waiting list to be part of our Advisory Board, please contact

Healthcare professionals attending an Athona Advisory Board

One of the most important things to come from the day was understanding how important our Recruitment Consultants are to our candidates.

Discovering that 72% of the candidates we asked referred a friend to Athona based purely on their personal relationship with their Recruitment Consultant shows just how much our candidates put their faith in our service.

Following feedback from our candidates, we became CPD accredited in 2021 and now have numerous Advisory Board workshops to offer our candidates including:

  • Supporting your mental wellbeing
  • Life as a locum: working with Athona
  • Giving locums a voice

We continue to do all that we can to offer the best tailored support to our candidates and below are just a few of the things we have introduced:

Locums at their desks

Tailored Support

We offer a range of support to help you through your appraisal and revalidation processes, and much more besides. We have our own dedicated Responsible Officer who works closely with our Associate Director of Quality to run our appraisal, revalidation, support and remediation services. Since 2012 we have made over 670 revalidation recommendations and successfully delivered over 2500 appraisals.

A recruiter helping healthcare workers


We have partnered with financial specialists Wesleyan to deliver free, CPD-accredited webinars, presented by their knowledgeable financial consultants. Since December 2020 we have covered topics including mortgages, pensions, IR35, investments and more. Broadcast live and recorded so you can watch at your leisure, they also feature a Q&A session. See what’s coming up and register your interest to attend here.

A young undergraduate doctor on a webinar

Partnership Discounts

Oxford Medical

Our partnership with Oxford Medical offers you an exclusive 10% discount on all of their courses and books. They run in person and virtual and online courses, with lots of course options to choose from including consultant interview preparation, advanced communication skills, medical leadership, management and much more. They also offer a vast range of books which provide in-depth information on the same range of career-development topics as their courses, which you can also get 10% off of. Find out more about the courses and books on offer and get this month’s code below.

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