Coronavirus Advice

  • November 10th, 2020
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With the four nations of the UK now operating with different measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, it is important to review the guidance relevant to where you live and also where you work. Healthcare professionals have specific advice when dealing with cases, symptoms, testing and isolation; guidance is regularly updated in the links [...]

Meet the Athona Team – Martyn

  • January 22nd, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are affecting futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

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 […]

5 mental wellness tips for lockdown

  • January 8th, 2021
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As the UK goes into a national lockdown for the third time for at least 6 weeks, it has again raised awareness of the importance of our mental health and mental wellness, and making sure we get through this difficult time as best as possible. There are small actions we can take every day to […]

5 reasons to consider a career in community nursing

  • December 29th, 2020
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Community nurses have always been important, but their prominence has grown significantly this year, and will continue to as more and more patients continue to be treated outside of traditional healthcare settings. The role of community nurse has never been more vital to the NHS and demand in the UK is growing rapidly. Here, we […]

Athona donate Christmas presents to Brentwood Community Hospital

  • December 23rd, 2020
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For Christmas 2020, our Athona employees decided to do something a little different. Rather than our usual ‘secret Santa’ gift giving amongst employees, we instead decided to buy presents for staff at our local hospital, Brentwood Community Hospital. After this year, our employees felt they would rather donate presents to staff at the local hospital [...]

Discount for doctors on Edgecumbe Doctor 360

  • December 17th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone. Although it feels like a lifetime ago after the events in the months that followed, we held our first Advisory Board meeting in January, and have some positive news to share from feedback we gathered on the day. One of the biggest issues that was [...]

Exclusive Oxford Medical discount for doctors

  • December 15th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone and we are especially aware of just how difficult it has been for our candidates on the frontline throughout this pandemic. Although it feels like a lifetime ago, back in January this year we held our first Advisory Board meeting and are delighted to share [...]

Athona’s Virtual Advent Calendar

  • December 1st, 2020
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Usually, throughout December, the team at Athona are heading out meeting with candidates and clients across the country. But with Coronavirus restrictions in place, face-to-face meetings cannot go ahead and we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of spreading some festive cheer in 2020! That’s why this year we’re bringing you Athona’s virtual […]

Merry SHIFTmas is back for 2020!

  • November 30th, 2020
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As we come to the end of 2020, we wanted to recognise the hard work and commitment of our nursing candidates throughout the ongoing pandemic, and reward them for their continued dedication. That’s why, after the success of Merry SHIFTmas in 2018 and 2019, we have decided to bring it back for 2020. To help […]

Locum doctors: Start 2021 with the right financial advice

  • November 27th, 2020
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Ready to move on from 2020? Start the New Year on the right foot with sound financial advice tailored specifically for you. Working as a locum doctor, we know you face a different set of challenges that could impact you financially - whether that’s having access to financial advice due to unsociable working hours, variable [...]

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 […]