Training & Health Screening

We have approved training suppliers based across the UK and can provide a number of health screenings and training courses; including:

  • Basic life support training (ILS & ALS available upon request)
  • Manual handling training
  • Online mandatory training for locums
  • Occupational health appointments

To find out more information on training or to register your interest in attending a session, contact us on 01277 217777 or via email.


In-house Training Sessions

We regularly run in-house training and compliance events to provide you with an opportunity to complete outstanding training, meet the team and supply remaining documentation to your compliance officer, so we can get you out to work.

Interested in attending?
Visit our events page to see when our upcoming sessions are taking place.

Compliance in the UK healthcare system has never been more important. Healthcare professionals need to meet stringent guidelines to not only protect themselves, but also the patients they come in contact with.

Each of our healthcare professionals goes through rigorous compliance screening prior to placement, but don’t worry, our industry-recognised in-house team are always available to help.

To help you plan ahead with the documentation required to register with Athona, your dedicated compliance officer will be in touch with a full list requirements.

This includes:

  • Employment history & references
  • Verification of identity & Right to Work
  • DBS application
  • Mandatory training
  • Certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
  • Indemnity insurance certificate (if applicable)

Training & Health Screening

We have approved training suppliers based across the UK and can provide a number of health screenings and training courses; including:

  • Basic life support training (ILS & ALS also available upon request)
  • Manual handling training
  • Online mandatory training for locum doctors
  • Occupational health appointments

To ensure once registered with Athona you can be out to work as quickly as possible, we recommend completing the statutory training aligned to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills training framework. Many Trusts now insist this is completed prior to placement.

To find out more information on training or to register your interest in attending a session, contact us on 01277 217777 or via email.

Compliance in the UK healthcare system has never been more important. Doctors need to meet stringent guidelines to not only protect themselves, but also the patients they come in contact with.

Each of our doctors goes through rigorous compliance screening prior to placement, but don’t worry, our industry-recognised in-house team are always available to help.

To help you plan ahead with the documentation required to register with Athona, your compliance officer will be in touch with a full list requirements.

This includes:

  • Employment history & references
  • Verification of identity & Right to Work
  • DBS application
  • Negative IVS blood results (applicable to EPP candidates only)
  • Mandatory training
  • Revalidation & Appraisal
  • Certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
  • Indemnity insurance certificate (if applicable)

Training & Health Screening

We have approved training suppliers based across the UK and can provide a number of health screenings and training courses; including:

  • Basic life support training (ILS & ALS also available upon request)
  • Manual handling training
  • Online mandatory training for locums
  • Occupational health appointments

To find out more information on training or to register your interest in attending a session, contact us on 01277 217777 or via email.


In-house Training Sessions

We regularly run in-house training and compliance events to provide you with an opportunity to complete outstanding training, meet the team and supply remaining documentation to your compliance officer, so we can get you out to work.

Interested in attending?
Visit our events page to see when our upcoming sessions are taking place.

Compliance in the UK healthcare system has never been more important. Nurses and healthcare assistants need to meet stringent guidelines to not only protect themselves, but also the patients they come in contact with. Each of our nurses and healthcare assistants goes through rigorous compliance screening prior to placement, but don’t worry, our industry-recognised in-house team are always available to help.

To help you plan ahead with the documentation required to register with Athona, your compliance officer will be in touch with a full list requirements.

This includes:

  • Employment history & references
  • Verification of identity & Right to Work
  • DBS application
  • Mandatory training
  • Revalidation
  • Certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
  • Indemnity insurance certificate (if applicable)

Our Essex based offices are easily accessible via junction 28 of the M25 or only a 35 minute train journey from London. But we know it’s not always convenient if you’re based elsewhere, that’s why we have other options.

Open Days

We run compliance and training open days every month in various cities across the UK. Each session will receive excellent feedback from our candidates who have thoroughly enjoyed these days and believe it’s a great opportunity to meet the team, complete training, discuss revalidation and complete your appraisal all in a social environment. Head to our events page to find out when the next upcoming open day is being held.

Individual Visits

Our road-based compliance team can also meet you at a time and place that suits you. We regularly cover Essex, London, Kent, Surrey, Reading, Slough, Oxford and Birmingham. Your location not on the list? No problem. Simply get in touch and we’ll be sure to make arrangements.

What is compliance?

A process of checks we’re legally bound to undergo when you register with Athona.

It is a requirement of the NHS Employment Check Standards and national frameworks we’ve been awarded, which is designed to measure fitness to practice through pre-screening each our candidates before they enter the workplace.


What are the benefits to becoming fully compliant?

Simply put, it gets you work more quickly. A fully compliant healthcare professional is very appealing to a client – it shows you have been fully checked, vetted and are a safe option for their placement.


How does a compliance officer help me?

Our compliance officers will complete your pre-screening and welcome you to Athona. They’re responsible for completing priority compliance checks and getting you ready for work.


If I stop working for Athona, how long will my file be maintained?

We understand people’s plans change. If you stop working for us, your file is maintained for a minimum of 12 months, meaning you won’t have to repeat the complete process if you come back within this time.


Any final tips?

It’s possible to turn your file around in as quickly as one day with your full co-operation. It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out process. We can make things happen promptly with your help by ensuring you act fast, provide documentation and keep organised.


Not answered your question here?

Don’t forget our team of experts are more than happy to answer any queries, speak to them directly on 01277 217777.


Further information:

DBS Update Service
GMC
HCPC
NMC